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Passive IR polarimetric hyperspectral imaging contributions to multisensor humanitarian demining
Author(s): Frank J. Iannarilli Jr.; Herman E. Scott; Stephen H. Jones
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Paper Abstract

Supported by the Army Humanitarian Demining MURI, we most recently have focused on determining the unique strengths of passive IR sensing as a function of attribute diversity. Our initial findings identify polarimetric hyperspectral a robust means to rapidly survey and detect partially exposed, non-metallic anti-personnel (AP) mines. We are investigating the discrimination gains expected from the combined polarimetric hyperspectral attributes under laboratory and field conditions. A principal components analysis of our earliest data indicates that this combination of attributes is about three times more effective in discriminating AP mines or mine-like materials than conventional hyperspectral sensing. In addition, we have uncovered a distinguishing spectral behavior of the Fresnel reflectance across resonance features that can be measured only by spectrally-resolved polarimetry.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 October 2001
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4394, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets VI, (18 October 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.445486
Show Author Affiliations
Frank J. Iannarilli Jr., Aerodyne Research, Inc. (United States)
Herman E. Scott, Aerodyne Research, Inc. (United States)
Stephen H. Jones, Aerodyne Research, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4394:
Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets VI
Abinash C. Dubey; James F. Harvey; J. Thomas Broach; Vivian George, Editor(s)

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