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Ultrawideband FMCW radar for detection of antipersonnel mines buried at shallow depth
Author(s): Gary Koh
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Paper Abstract

An ultra-wideband frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) radar was used to detect plastic anti-personnel (AP) mines. The study was conducted sign AP mines that were flush buried in a test bed prepared form crushed gravel. The ultra- wideband radar resolved the signals reflected from the top and bottom surfaces of the AP mines. It was not possible to detect these mines using the surface reflection as a detection threshold because of the high ground clutter. However, the ability to detect these mines improved greatly when the sub-surface reflections were used as a detection threshold. The study demonstrated that an ultra-wideband FMCW radar can be used to reject the ground clutter and to detect the AP mines buried at shallow depth.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 August 2000
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4038, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets V, (22 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.396181
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Gary Koh, U.S. Army Cold Regions Research & Engineering Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4038:
Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets V
Abinash C. Dubey; James F. Harvey; J. Thomas Broach; Regina E. Dugan, Editor(s)

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