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Preliminary experimental validation of a landmine detection system based on localized heating and sensing
Author(s): M. Balsi; M. Corcione; P. Dell'Omo; S. Esposito; L. Magliocchetti
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we present results of experimental validation of a new methodology for anti-personnel mine (APM) detection for humanitarian demining, proposed by the authors and previously validated only by simulation. The technique is based on local heating and sensing by contactless thermometers (pyrometers). A large sand box (2.6m3) has been realized and fitted with a cart moving on rails and holding instrumentation. Accurate mine surrogates have been hidden in the sand together with confounders. Preliminary measurements are consistent with simulations and prove validity of the approach.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 April 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6953, Detection and Sensing of Mines, Explosive Objects, and Obscured Targets XIII, 69530D (29 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.787466
Show Author Affiliations
M. Balsi, La Sapienza Univ. (Italy)
Lab. di Sminamento Umanitario (Italy)
M. Corcione, La Sapienza Univ. (Italy)
P. Dell'Omo, La Sapienza Univ. (Italy)
S. Esposito, La Sapienza Univ. (Italy)
Lab. di Sminamento Umanitario (Italy)
L. Magliocchetti, La Sapienza Univ. (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6953:
Detection and Sensing of Mines, Explosive Objects, and Obscured Targets XIII
Russell S. Harmon; John H. Holloway; J. Thomas Broach, Editor(s)

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