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Experimental investigation of buried landmine detection using time division multiplexing of multibeam laser Doppler vibrometer channels
Author(s): Richard Burgett; Vyacheslav Aranchuk; Ina Aranchuk
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Paper Abstract

Producing vibration images of buried landmines using a multi-beam laser Doppler vibrometer (MB-LDV) operating from a stationary platform have been accomplished in the past. Detection from a continuously moving platform can reduce the time of detection compared to stop-and-stare measurement. However, there is a speed limitation, imposed by the required spatial and frequency resolution. NCPA proposed a concept of time division multiplexing (TDM) of laser beams of a MB-LDV to overcome that speed limitation. The system, based on 16-beam MB-LDV, has been built and experimentally tested at an Army test facility. Vibration velocity profiles of buried mines have been obtained at different system speeds. Algorithms for speckle noise reduction in continuously moving MB-LDV signals have been developed and explored. The results of the current data collection, recent past data collection as well as the results of the effectiveness of speckle noise reduction techniques are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 May 2012
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 8357, Detection and Sensing of Mines, Explosive Objects, and Obscured Targets XVII, 83570H (11 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.919481
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Richard Burgett, The Univ. of Mississippi (United States)
Vyacheslav Aranchuk, The Univ. of Mississippi (United States)
Ina Aranchuk, The Univ. of Mississippi (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8357:
Detection and Sensing of Mines, Explosive Objects, and Obscured Targets XVII
J. Thomas Broach; John H. Holloway, Editor(s)

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