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Man-portable LIBS for landmine detection
Author(s): Russell S. Harmon; Frank C. De Lucia; Aaron LaPointe; Andrzej W. Miziolek
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Paper Abstract

Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) is an emerging, minimally-destructive sensor technology for in-situ, real-time chemical species identification and analysis. The Army Research Laboratory has been engaged in LIBS analysis for over a decade and recently has been investigating the potential to apply broadband LIBS analysis to specific military problems, one of which is as a handheld, confirmatory sensor for landmine detection. Laboratory tests with a prototype man-portable LIBS system demonstrate a high degree of success in identifying landmine casings.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 May 2006
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6217, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets XI, 62170I (16 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.667564
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Russell S. Harmon, U.S. Army Research Office (United States)
Frank C. De Lucia, Army Research Lab. (United States)
Aaron LaPointe, CECOM Night Vision and Electronic and Sensors Directorate (United States)
Andrzej W. Miziolek, Army Research Lab. (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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