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Hyperspectral mine detection phenomenology program
Author(s): Alexandra M. Smith; Arthur C. Kenton; Robert Horvath; Linnea S. Nooden; Jennifer Michael; James A. Wright; J. Lyle Mars; James K. Crowley; Marc D. Sviland; Stan Causey; David Lee; Mary M. Williams; Kurt Montavon
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Paper Abstract

The objective of the US Army Hyperspectral Mine Detection Phenomenology program was to determine if spectral disciminants exist that are useful for the detection of land mines. A primary goal wa to determine the presence and persistence of spectral features produced by buried anti- tank mines as associated with soil properties and vegetation changes over time. Details of the collections are documented in the ERIM International Technical Report 10012200-15-T, 'Mine Spectral Signature Collections and Data Archive', March 1999. This paper describes the HMDP project and focuses on the initial phase of controlled experimental measurements of spectral mine signatures in ground-based US collections. The foreign data collections are not addressed in this paper. Some of the HMDP project's mine spectral signature result are highlighted here. Detailed analyses of these data were performed and is described in a companion paper in this conference titled 'Detection of Land Mines with Hyperspectral Data'.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 August 1999
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3710, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets IV, (2 August 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.357104
Show Author Affiliations
Alexandra M. Smith, ERIM International, Inc. (United States)
Arthur C. Kenton, ERIM International, Inc. (United States)
Robert Horvath, ERIM International, Inc. (United States)
Linnea S. Nooden, ERIM International, Inc. (United States)
Jennifer Michael, ERIM International, Inc. (United States)
James A. Wright, ERIM International, Inc. (United States)
J. Lyle Mars, U.S. Geological Survey/Dept. of Interior (United States)
James K. Crowley, U.S. Geological Survey/Dept. of Interior (United States)
Marc D. Sviland, E-OIR Measurements, Inc. (United States)
Stan Causey, E-OIR Measurements, Inc. (United States)
David Lee, E-OIR Measurements, Inc. (United States)
Mary M. Williams, E-OIR Measurements, Inc. (United States)
Kurt Montavon, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)


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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