26 October 1998 Multisensor system for mine detection
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Abstract
A multi-sensor approach to buried object discrimination has been developed by Coleman Research Corporation (CRC) as a practical successor to currently prevalent metal detectors. The CRC multi-sensor unit integrates with and complements standard metal detectors to enable the detection of low- metallic and non-metallic anti-tank and anti-personnel mines as well as the older metallic-jacketed mines. The added sensors include Ground Penetration Radar (GPR) and Infrared (IR). The GPR consists of a lightweight (less than 1 LB) snap on antenna unit, a belt attached electronics unit (less than 5 LB) and batteries. The IR consists of a lightweight (less than 3 LB) head mounted camera, a heads-up virtual display, and a belt attached processing unit (Figure 1.1). The output from Automatic Target Recognition algorithms provide the detection of metallic and non-metallic mines in real-time on the IR display and as an audio alert from the GPR and MD.
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Herbert A. Duvoisin, Herbert A. Duvoisin, William J. Steinway, William J. Steinway, Mark S. Tomassi, Mark S. Tomassi, James E. Thomas, James E. Thomas, Carl A. Morris, Carl A. Morris, Barry A. Kahn, Barry A. Kahn, Peter H. Stern, Peter H. Stern, Scott Krywick, Scott Krywick, Kevin Johnson, Kevin Johnson, Kevin Dennis, Kevin Dennis, George Betts, George Betts, Ben Blood, Ben Blood, Wanda Simoneaux, Wanda Simoneaux, John Lester Miller, John Lester Miller, } "Multisensor system for mine detection", Proc. SPIE 3436, Infrared Technology and Applications XXIV, (26 October 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.328071; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.328071
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