31 May 1996 Multisensor system for mine detection
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This paper describes a vehicular mine detection system which automatically detects and marks buried land mines using very recent breakthroughs in mine detection technology. It combines proven detection technologies to realize a near 100% probability of detection for anti-tank mines. The detection system utilizes information from forward looking thermal and imaging system with downward looking radar and inductive pulse metal detection to sense the presence of buried or obscured land mines. Detection subsystems include: a sensor module, system processor, geographic location module and a real-time mine marking system. It also contains a registration process module which brings all selected targets, either in pixel space or sensor array position, to common platform coordinates, which in turn, are referenced to earth coordinates through GPS tracking of the platform. This registration process is extremely important, especially when integrating IR images from cameras whose positions are in non- nadir orientations. The detection system output provides geographic location of target mines, depth information, approximate mine shape and size, a natural scene image with graphically annotated mine locations.
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Ray Garriott, David A. Lang, James T. Nilles, Gary L. Vance, Kelly D. Sherbondy, "Multisensor system for mine detection", Proc. SPIE 2765, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets, (31 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.241228; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.241228
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Land mines

Sensors

Mining

Metals

Imaging systems

General packet radio service

Standoff detection

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