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Detection of buried land mines facilitated by actively provoked IR signature
Author(s): Jesper Storm; Bent Haugsted
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents findings based on IR thermography in the spectral range of 3-5 micrometers of mine-like objects buried in gravel, where the surface is actively thermally stimulated. Enhanced detectability of buried objects, specifically land mines, is demonstrated to be possible. Priority is given to buried plastic AP mines. Results show that it seems possible to actively provoke an IR signature of near surface mine- like objects and that a time-domain method will be able to distinguish mines from other types of buried objects. Actively provoked IR signatures combined with a time-domain treatment method appear to have potential for further improvement of the localization of buried mines.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 August 1999
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3710, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets IV, (2 August 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.357027
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Jesper Storm, Danish Defence Research Establishment (Denmark)
Bent Haugsted, Danish Defence Research Establishment (Denmark)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3710:
Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets IV
Abinash C. Dubey; James F. Harvey; J. Thomas Broach; Regina E. Dugan, Editor(s)

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