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Three-dimensional FDTD model to study the elastic wave interaction with buried land mines
Author(s): Christoph T. Schroeder; Waymond R. Scott
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Paper Abstract

A 3D finite-difference model for elastic waves in the ground has been developed and implemented. The model is used to investigate the interaction of elastic waves with buried land miens. When elastic waves interact with a buried mine, a strong resonance occurs at the mine location. The resonance can be used to enhance the mine's signature and to distinguish the mine from clutter. Results are presented for a single mine buried in the ground and several miens in the presence of clutter. The predictions of the numerical model are in fairly good agreement with experimental results.

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Date Published: 22 August 2000
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4038, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets V, (22 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.396296
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Christoph T. Schroeder, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Waymond R. Scott, Georgia Institute of Technology (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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