During the past decade, developments in lasers, gated intensified cameras, and high speed data processors have made it possible for electro-optic systems to play a key role in mine countermeasures. These developments have made it practical to search for sea and land mines in area where other physical observations were extremely difficult. Not only do these systems provide search capabilities, the data collected can provide significant insights into the optic properties of the environment. With increasing capability of optical equipment, new challenges lay ahead, providing for new ideas and research opportunities.
Lyles C. Adair, Lyles C. Adair,
"Electro-optic role in mine countermeasures", Proc. SPIE 2765, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets, (31 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.241249; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.241249