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Temporal IR contrast variation of buried land mines
Author(s): Magnus S.G. Uppsall; Lars M. Pettersson; Mikael Georgson; Stefan Sjokvist
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents the work on the detection of land mines using IR-images. Experiments have been performed where outdoor time series of IR contrast have been measured for wax filled antitank mines in sand and for real mines in a gravel road. For antitank mines in the sand box the contrast dependence of time lap between burial and measurement has been analyzed for a period of four months. The diurnal contrast variation of an anti tank mine buried for two and a half year in a gravel road has been calculated. Statistical correlation between apparent temperatures and weather parameters for different cases have been calculated. The purpose is to understand the origin of the contrast and to be able to predict the contrast at different times and under different conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 August 2000
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4038, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets V, (22 August 2000);
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Magnus S.G. Uppsall, Defence Research Establishment (Sweden)
Lars M. Pettersson, Defence Research Establishment (Sweden)
Mikael Georgson, Defence Research Establishment (Sweden)
Stefan Sjokvist, Defence Research Establishment, National Defence College, and Linkoping Univ. (Sweden)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4038:
Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets V
Abinash C. Dubey; James F. Harvey; J. Thomas Broach; Regina E. Dugan, Editor(s)

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