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Airborne testing of the joint mine detection technology's tunable filter multispectral camera
Author(s): Frank J. Crosby; John H. Holloway; Danny A. Petee; Suzanne P. Stetson; Harold R. Suiter; Ken R. Tinsley
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Paper Abstract

The Joint Mine Detection Technology (JMDT) project, following successful field-based testing of its new Tunable Filter Multispectral Camera (TFMC) has now completed initial Airborne Testing of the TFMC at both the Coastal Systems Station and Eglin Air Force Base sites. An overview of the testing is presented along with the investigations into the advantages of a system utilizing the TFMC in airborne operational scenarios. The TFMC-like tuning flexibility was flight-tested using optimized wavelength combinations, which were found using field test data, over a variety of backgrounds and altitudes. The data revealed the suitability of background tuning, polarization, and mechanically co-registered channels as benefits to multispectral target detection. The data were also compared to that collected with an IMC-201 camera, using the six filters of the Coastal Battlefield Reconnaissance and Analysis (COBRA) Advanced Technology Demonstration (ATD) system, in order to determine improvements over existing capabilities.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 August 2002
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4742, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets VII, (13 August 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.479088
Show Author Affiliations
Frank J. Crosby, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (United States)
John H. Holloway, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (United States)
Danny A. Petee, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (United States)
Suzanne P. Stetson, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (United States)
Harold R. Suiter, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (United States)
Ken R. Tinsley, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4742:
Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets VII
J. Thomas Broach; Russell S Harmon; Gerald J. Dobeck, Editor(s)

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