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GPR for antipersonnel landmine detection: results of experimental and theoretical studies
Author(s): J. D. Redman; A. P. Annan; Yogadhish Das
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Paper Abstract

For the past three years, we have been systematically exploring the issues involved in using ground penetrating radar (GPR) for anti-personnel (AP) landmine detection. Our focus has been on testing and understanding the basic issues using existing commercial GPR. We have investigated the following factors affecting landmine detection: mine characteristics, soil physical properties, soil water content, surface roughness, antenna height and signal polarization. Field testing in controlled conditions and numerical techniques have been used to parametrically study response factors. Based on our research, the AP landmine fabrication characteristics are critical in determining the magnitude and response character, spatial processing is essential to see the targets against background variability, optimal spectral bandwidth is 500 to 2000 MHz and the practical issues of deploying sensors in rough field conditions are a major challenge.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 September 2003
PDF: 17 pages
Proc. SPIE 5089, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets VIII, (11 September 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.487260
Show Author Affiliations
J. D. Redman, Sensors & Software Inc. (Canada)
A. P. Annan, Sensors & Software Inc. (Canada)
Yogadhish Das, Defence Research and Development Canada (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5089:
Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets VIII
Russell S. Harmon; John H. Holloway Jr.; J. T. Broach, Editor(s)

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