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Airborne far-IR minefield imaging system (AFIRMIS): description and preliminary results
Author(s): Jean-Robert Simard; Pierre Mathieu; Vincent Larochelle; Deni Bonnier
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Paper Abstract

In minefield detection, two main types of operation can be identified. First, there is the detection of surface-laid minefield. This scenario is encountered largely in tactical operations (troop movement, beach landing) where the speed at which the minefield is deployed or the strategic barrier that they represent exceed the need to bury them. Second, there is the detection of buried minefield which is encountered mainly in peacekeeping missions or clearance operations. To address these two types of minefield detection process, we propose an airborne far-infrared minefield imaging system (AFIRMIS). This passive and active imaging system fuses the information from the emissivity, the reflectivity and the 3-dimensional profile of the target/background scene in order to improve the probability of detection and to reduce the false alarm rate. This paper describes the proposed imaging system and presents early active imaging results of surface-laid mines.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 September 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3392, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets III, (4 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.324169
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Jean-Robert Simard, Defence Research Establishment Valcartier (Canada)
Pierre Mathieu, Defence Research Establishment Valcartier (Canada)
Vincent Larochelle, Defence Research Establishment Valcartier (Canada)
Deni Bonnier, Defence Research Establishment Valcartier (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3392:
Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets III
Abinash C. Dubey; James F. Harvey; J. Thomas Broach, Editor(s)

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