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Ladar-based IED detection
Author(s): Philip Engström; Håkan Larsson; Dietmar Letalick
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Paper Abstract

An improvised explosive device (IED) is a bomb constructed and deployed in a non-standard manor. Improvised means that the bomb maker took whatever he could get his hands on, making it very hard to predict and detect. Nevertheless, the matters in which the IED’s are deployed and used, for example as roadside bombs, follow certain patterns. One possible approach for early warning is to record the surroundings when it is safe and use this as reference data for change detection. In this paper a LADAR-based system for IED detection is presented. The idea is to measure the area in front of the vehicle when driving and comparing this to the previously recorded reference data. By detecting new, missing or changed objects the system can make the driver aware of probable threats.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 May 2014
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9072, Detection and Sensing of Mines, Explosive Objects, and Obscured Targets XIX, 907216 (29 May 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2049524
Show Author Affiliations
Philip Engström, Swedish Defence Research Agency (Sweden)
Håkan Larsson, Swedish Defence Research Agency (Sweden)
Dietmar Letalick, Swedish Defence Research Agency (Sweden)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9072:
Detection and Sensing of Mines, Explosive Objects, and Obscured Targets XIX
Steven S. Bishop; Jason C. Isaacs, Editor(s)

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