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Image processing techniques for detection of buried objects with infrared images
Author(s): Alexander Cerón-Correa
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Paper Abstract

This document describes the principles of infrared thermography and its application to humanitarian demining in the world as well as the factors influencing its application in a country like Colombia which suffers badly the problem posed by antipersonnel mines. The main factors that affect the images taken by different sensors are: day time, mine size and material, installation angle, object's burial depth, moisture, emissivity, wind, rain, as well as other objects in the proximity shadowing the images. Infrared image processing methods and results of tests done in different sites of the country such as Cartagena, Bogota, and Tolemaida are also shown. Finally, a method for the detection of the presence of a buried object is presented with its successful results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 January 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6062, Spectral Imaging: Eighth International Symposium on Multispectral Color Science, 606205 (17 January 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.650711
Show Author Affiliations
Alexander Cerón-Correa, Univ. Militar (Colombia)
Univ. de los Andes (Colombia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6062:
Spectral Imaging: Eighth International Symposium on Multispectral Color Science
Mitchell R. Rosen; Francisco H. Imai; Shoji Tominaga, Editor(s)

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