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Feasibility of tripwire detection using infrared polarimetric sensor
Author(s): Nicola A. Playle; Michael J. Gaskell; Robert Menzies Deas; Robin Rutherford
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Paper Abstract

The UK Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has proven the utility of its Infrared Polarisation Sensor for forward-looking detection of flush and surface laid landmines. The system utilises a spinning polariser to analyse the polarisation content of a scene and detection is based on this analysis. This paper is based on work carried out by Dstl under the UK Applied Research Programme and focuses on an investigation into the effectiveness of applying the IPS to the detection of tripwires. The investigation and its initial results are detailed and image-processing techniques are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 September 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5415, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets IX, (21 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.541285
Show Author Affiliations
Nicola A. Playle, Defence Science and Technology Lab. (United Kingdom)
Michael J. Gaskell, Defence Science and Technology Lab. (United Kingdom)
Robert Menzies Deas, Defence Science and Technology Lab. (United Kingdom)
Robin Rutherford, Defence Science and Technology Lab. (United Kingdom)


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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