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Technical issues associated with the detection of buried land mines with high-frequency seismic waves
Author(s): Seung-Ho Lee; Waymond R. Scott; James S. Martin; Gregg D. Larson; George S. McCall
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Paper Abstract

An array of radars is developed as a stand off sensor for use in elastic/seismic mine detection systems. The array consists of N radar sensors which operate independently to sense the displacement of the surface of the earth due to elastic waves propagating in the earth. Each of the sensors consists of a lens-focused, conical, corrugated, horn antenna and a homodyne radar. The focused antenna allows the sensor to have greater standoff than with the previous unfocused antenna while maintaining the spatial resolution required for a mine detection system. By using an array of N sensors instead of a single sensor, the scan rate of the array is improved by a factor of N. A theoretical model for the focused antenna is developed and an array of two radars is developed and used to validate the theoretical model. This array is tested in both the experimental and the field models for the elastic mine detection system. Results from both systems are presented.

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: 10.1117/12.479133
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Seung-Ho Lee, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Waymond R. Scott, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
James S. Martin, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Gregg D. Larson, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
George S. McCall, Georgia Tech Research Institute (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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