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An optimal technology for detection of vegetation-obscured tripwires
Author(s): Lawrence J. Carter; Lewis C.Y. Liao
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Paper Abstract

Tripwire-operated fragmentation mines form a major hazard to deminers, especially where the wire is concealed in vegetation which the deminer has to clear. A similar detection problem is encountered with wire-operated IEDs. This paper discusses some possible technologies for tripwire detection, including acoustic, thermal imaging, and electromagnetic methods, and proposes a diversity approach for use in a reliable, small, inexpensive and long-range detector which can find tripwires completely obscured by vegetation. The results of some experimental measurements using this approach are presented. These suggest that the diversity approach gives a better performance than a pulseinduction detector used alone.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 May 2006
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6217, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets XI, 62172J (18 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.664785
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Lawrence J. Carter, The Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand)
Lewis C.Y. Liao, The Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6217:
Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets XI
J. Thomas Broach; Russell S. Harmon; John H. Holloway, Editor(s)

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