21 August 1998 Landmine detection using passive centimeter- and millimeter-wave emission
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Proceedings Volume 3378, Passive Millimeter-Wave Imaging Technology II; (1998); doi: 10.1117/12.319392
Event: Aerospace/Defense Sensing and Controls, 1998, Orlando, FL, United States
Abstract
The feasibility of using passive centimeter and millimeter wave emission to detect landmines is investigated. The work concentrates on the modeling and measurement of the radiation temperatures of metal and plastic plates. These plates are considered both surface mounted and buried under thin layers of soil. Experimental measurements have been made at frequencies of 3 GHz, 10 GHz, 35 GHz and 94 GHz. A two interface model, which uses the dielectric constants of the media, is used to predict the radiation temperatures of the plates. Conclusions are made about the radiation bandwidths in which the various plates, surface mounted and buried, can be detected.
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Neil Anthony Salmon, Sean Price, Jonathan R. Borrill, "Landmine detection using passive centimeter- and millimeter-wave emission", Proc. SPIE 3378, Passive Millimeter-Wave Imaging Technology II, (21 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.319392; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.319392
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Metals

Interfaces

Climatology

Temperature metrology

Soil science

Dielectrics

Land mines

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