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Impact of soil and environmental processes on hyperspectral infrared signatures
Author(s): J. Michael Cathcart; Ricardo Campbell; Sarah Greenwood; Robert D. Bock; Brett Mauro
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we present results from our research on the impact of various soil types and processes on LWIR broadbandand hyperspectral signatures of landmines and the surrounding soil. These analyses utilized our digital hyperspectral models of the combined landmine-soil system for the computation of these signatures. These physics-based models incorporate models for external environmental processes and allow soil thermal parameters to be set as a function of the subsurface conditions (i.e., porosity, moisture content). Under this research effort, signature computations were conducted for various soil types as a function of the underlying soil conditions in order to examine the relative impact of these conditions on both the broadband and spectral LWIR signatures. Of particular interest were changes in spectral features and contrast changes due to soil water content. Results from the digital signature computations will be presented along with an analysis of the signature features. A comparison of the digital signature calculations to measured data will be included in this discussion. A brief description of the signature model will also be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 September 2004
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5415, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets IX, (21 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.542783
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J. Michael Cathcart, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Ricardo Campbell, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Sarah Greenwood, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Robert D. Bock, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Brett Mauro, Georgia Institute of Technology (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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