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Impact of soil water content on landmine detection using radar and thermal infrared sensors
Author(s): Sung-Ho Hong; Timothy W. Miller; Harold Tobin; Brian Borchers; Jan M. H. Hendrickx; Henk A. Lensen; Piet B. W. Schwering; Brian A. Baertlein
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Paper Abstract

Land mines are a major problem in many areas of the world. In spite of the fact that many different types of land mines sensors have been developed, the detection of non-metallic land mines remains very difficult. Most landmine detection sensors are affected by soil properties such as water content, temperature, electrical conductivity and dielectric constant. The most important of these is water content since it directly influences the three other properties. In this study, the ground penetrating radar and thermal IR sensors were used to identify non-metallic landmines in different soil and water content conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 October 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4394, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets VI, (18 October 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.445492
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Sung-Ho Hong, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
Timothy W. Miller, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
Harold Tobin, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
Brian Borchers, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
Jan M. H. Hendrickx, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
Henk A. Lensen, TNO (Netherlands)
Piet B. W. Schwering, TNO (Netherlands)
Brian A. Baertlein, The Ohio State Univ. (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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