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Optimal experiments with seismic sensors for the localization of buried landmines
Author(s): Mubashir Alam; Gregg D. Larson; James H. McClellan; Waymond R. Scott
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we consider the problem of detecting and locating buried land mines and subsurface objects by using seismic waves. We demonstrate an adaptive seismic system that maneuvers an array of receivers, according to an optimal positioning algorithm based on the theory of optimal experiments, to minimize the number of distinct measurements to localize the mine. The adaptive localization algorithm is tested using numerical model data as well as laboratory measurements performed in a facility at Georgia Tech. Cases with one and two targets are presented. It is envisioned that future systems should be able to incorporate this new method into portable mobile mine-location systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 May 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6217, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets XI, 621713 (17 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.666172
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Mubashir Alam, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Gregg D. Larson, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
James H. McClellan, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Waymond R. Scott, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)


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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