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Theoretical model for IR imaging of buried object sites
Author(s): Jianqi Zhang; Xiaoping Fang; Weidong Yang; Xiaopeng Shao; Changchun Zhu
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Paper Abstract

By studying 2D coupled heat and water flow within the soil layer with a buried object, a theoretical model for IR imaging buried object sites is presented. The model uses the soil surface energy and water balance equations to determine soil surface temperature. The inputs required for the computer simulations are weather data, solid thermal and hydraulic properties, and object data. Numerical experiments are performed to examine the effect of soil type, object species, and weather conditions on the variations in skin temperature, which show that the object species, object size, and burial depth can evidently affect image feature of the soil surface. The present model reasonably described the soil thermal and hydrological environments and thus can be applied successfully to IR imaging buried object sites.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 August 1998
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3558, Automated Optical Inspection for Industry: Theory, Technology, and Applications II, (10 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.318424
Show Author Affiliations
Jianqi Zhang, Xidian Univ. (China)
Xiaoping Fang, Xidian Univ. (China)
Weidong Yang, Xidian Univ. (China)
Xiaopeng Shao, Xidian Univ. (China)
Changchun Zhu, Xi'an Jiaotong Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3558:
Automated Optical Inspection for Industry: Theory, Technology, and Applications II
Shenghua Ye, Editor(s)

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