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Progress toward an electromagnetic induction mine discrimination system
Author(s): Lloyd S. Riggs; Steve Cash; Thomas H. Bell
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we discuss fundamental considerations in the design of an electromagnetic induction (EMI) sensor. Simple circuit representations of pulsed and continuous wave EMI systems are presented and the analysis of these circuits leads one to certain conclusions regarding optimal (good) sensor design. Findings reported here are gathered from experimental research conducted over the past year and directed toward the development of an EMI system that not only has reasonable sensitivity but also has the ability to capture a target's low frequency response characteristics. The later capability is important when attempting to discriminate between low metallic content landmines and metallic clutter.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 August 2002
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4742, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets VII, (13 August 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.479147
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Lloyd S. Riggs, Auburn Univ. (United States)
Steve Cash, Auburn Univ. (United States)
Thomas H. Bell, AETC Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4742:
Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets VII
J. Thomas Broach; Russell S Harmon; Gerald J. Dobeck, Editor(s)

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