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Discrimination and identification of plastic landmine casings by single-shot broadband LIBS
Author(s): Russell S. Harmon; Frank C. DeLucia; Aaron LaPointe; Raymond J. Winkel; Andrzej W. Miziolek
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Paper Abstract

Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) spectra were collected under laboratory conditions and compiled in a library for a suite of plastic landmine casings and a variety of non-mine plastic materials on two occasions during 2004 using a Nd-YAG laser and a high-resolution broadband spectrometer to collect the full 200-980 nm LIBS spectrum.. The landmine casings examined included a broad selection of anti-personnel and anti-tank mines from different countries of manufacture. Two 'blind' tests were conducted in which LIBS spectra for the landmine casings and plastics were compared with a previously-constructed material spectral library. Using a linear correlation software, 'mine/no mine' determinations were correctly made for >90% of the samples in both tests.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 June 2005
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5794, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets X, (10 June 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.606598
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Russell S. Harmon, U.S. Army Research Office (United States)
Frank C. DeLucia, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Aaron LaPointe, CERDC Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)
Raymond J. Winkel, U.S. Military Academy (United States)
Andrzej W. Miziolek, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5794:
Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets X
Russell S. Harmon; J. Thomas Broach; John H. Holloway, Editor(s)

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