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High frequency modulation approach for the nonlinear seismo-acoustic detection of buried landmines
Author(s): Dimitri Donskoy; Andrei Zagrai; Doug Fenneman; Mikhail Tsionskiy; Nikolay Sedunov
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Paper Abstract

Buried in soil, landmines exhibit distinguishable nonlinear dynamic characteristics. These characteristics have been successfully used for nonlinear acoustic/seismic detection of both antipersonnel and antitank landmines. Despite a high potential of the nonlinear acoustic landmine detection technique, its utility is currently limited by a relatively high noise level of the LDV at frequencies typically used for landmine detection. To mitigate this limitation, we propose a modulation approach that exploits a nonlinear interaction of the low frequency resonance vibrations and higher frequency sound waves. The result of the modulation is manifested in a high frequency range as additional spectral components at the combination frequencies. The nonlinear response of the soil-mine dynamic system measured at the combination frequencies is used for the detection of the buried landmine. Exploring the higher frequency range has another benefit of using a directional high frequency sound source.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 May 2006
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6217, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets XI, 62170X (17 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.666457
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Dimitri Donskoy, Stevens Institute of Technology (United States)
Andrei Zagrai, Stevens Institute of Technology (United States)
Doug Fenneman, U.S. Army RDECOM CERDEC Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)
Mikhail Tsionskiy, Stevens Institute of Technology (United States)
Nikolay Sedunov, Stevens Institute of Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6217:
Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets XI
J. Thomas Broach; Russell S. Harmon; John H. Holloway Jr., Editor(s)

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