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High-frequency A/S coupling for AP buried-landmine detection using laser Doppler vibrometers
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Paper Abstract

The coupling of airborne sound into roadways and desert soils has been significantly investigated for the purposes of locating buried antitank (AT) landmines. However, there has been relatively little acoustic-to-seismic (A/S) coupling data collected for the purpose of buried antipersonnel (AP) landmine detection. A/S coupling landmine research has typically been accomplished with a low frequency sound source radiating pseudo-random noise in the frequency range 0f 80-300 Hz and a scanning single beam laser Doppler vibrometer (LDV) with a 10 cm beam spacing. The single beam LDV is operated in a serial data collection procedure resulting in long scan times. Recently, a data collection platform that uses 16 LDVs has been used to detect buried AT landmines. In the work reported here, this data collection platform is used to scan a significant number of AP landmines. For this purpose, the LDV beam spacing is reduced to 3 cm and the upper frequency of the sound source is increased to 2 KHz.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 September 2004
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5415, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets IX, (21 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.540511
Show Author Affiliations
James M. Sabatier, National Ctr. for Physical Acoustics/The Univ. of Mississippi (United States)
Richard D. Burgett, Planning Systems Inc. (United States)
Vyacheslav Aranchuk, MetroLaser, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5415:
Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets IX
Russell S. Harmon; J. Thomas Broach; John H. Holloway, Editor(s)

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