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Comparision of measured versus predicted buried mine resonant behavior
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Paper Abstract

The resonant behavior of landmines has been exploited by an acoustic detection technique to find buried mines. The resonance of the buried mine is induced by broadcasting an acoustic wave, which couples into the ground. The resonating mine causes the soil above it to vibrate and this vibration is measured with either a laser Doppler vibrometer (LDV) or a geophone. A set of resonance frequencies, which can be attributed to the design, material, and dimensions of the mine, is exhibited when the mine, sitting on a rigid surface above the ground, is excited by an acoustic wave. These resonance frequencies shift when the mine is buried. Acoustic models have been developed to predict these burial effects on mine resonant frequency behavior. This paper will discuss measurements made of several mines of the same type buried at various depths and will compare these measurements to predictions made by a lumped element model.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 September 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5089, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets VIII, (11 September 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.487236
Show Author Affiliations
Doug Fenneman, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)
Corey Slick, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)
Doru Velea, Planning Systems (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5089:
Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets VIII
Russell S. Harmon; John H. Holloway; J. T. Broach, Editor(s)

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