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Cryogenics as a means to improve the detection of land mines
Author(s): Giovanni De Amici; Bruce I. Hauss
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Paper Abstract

The performance of passive microwave radiometers in detecting buried landmines is adversely affected by the presence of foreign objects and moisture in the soil. One possible way to increase the signal contrast between the mine and the surrounding soil is to make the soil artificially dry by reducing the moisture to its solid state. This can be accomplished by injecting liquid nitrogen into the top layers of the soil. This paper describes preliminary result of an experiment designed to test this approach under controlled laboratory conditions.

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: 10.1117/12.396254
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Giovanni De Amici, TRW Space & Technology Division (United States)
Bruce I. Hauss, TRW Space & Technology Division (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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