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Wide-band ground-penetrating radar portable data acquisition system
Author(s): Charles A. Amazeen
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Paper Abstract

Evaluating performance of microwave-based handheld mine detection sensors has until recently been limited to using tethered test carts instrumented with a network analyzer and computer controller. The Army's Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate's (NVESD) Mine Detection Division has completed the development of a versatile portable data acquisition system (DAS) enabling researchers to simulate handheld mine detection systems and to evaluate mine detection antennas from 500 MHz to 2000 MHz. The data that is collected by the DAS is in the form of the complex S21 and S11 scattering parameters and includes sensor head position. System software is in a data collection instrument useful for evaluating the performance of detection algorithms and antennas, or as a fully operational handheld mine detector brassboard. Described in this paper are the technologies comprising the DAS, a detailed system description, and results from an experimental effort using the separated aperture antenna mine detection technique to measure the performance of the DAS in an outdoor environment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 June 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2496, Detection Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets, (20 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.211295
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Charles A. Amazeen, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2496:
Detection Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets
Abinash C. Dubey; Ivan Cindrich; James M. Ralston; Kelly A. Rigano, Editor(s)

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