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Role of environmental factors and mine geometry in thermal IR mine signatures
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Paper Abstract

Thermal IR signatures of buried land mines are affected by various environmental conditions as well as the mine's composition, size and burial geometry. In this work we present quantitative relations for the effect of those factors on the signature's peak contrast and apparent diameter. We begin with a review of the relevant phenomena and the underlying physics. A three-dimensional simulation tool developed by the authors is used to simulate signatures for the case of a static water distribution. We discuss efforts to validate the model using experimental data collected at Fort A.P. Hill, VA. Using this simulation tool a variety of factors are considered, including soil water content, soil sand content, wind speed, mine diameter and mine burial depth.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 October 2001
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4394, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets VI, (18 October 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.445497
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Brian A. Baertlein, The Ohio State Univ. (United States)
Ibrahim Kursat Sendur, 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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