21 December 1999 Detection of objects buried in soil using microwave heating
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Microwave heating of soil offers the potential to enhance infrared signatures of buried objects such as landmines. In uniform soil, with no vegetation and a flat surface, images can be obtained showing the shape of the objects, to aid in their identification. Combined with other subsurface imaging modalities, this promises a reduced false alarm rate, leading to more effective demining operations. However, in the presence of rough ground, non-uniform soil, vegetation, and solar heating, the signatures become much more complicated. In this work, we examine some of these issues, based on outdoor experiments and a two-dimensional model.
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Charles A. DiMarzio, Charles A. DiMarzio, Taner R. Oktar, Taner R. Oktar, Wen Li, Wen Li, Carey M. Rappaport, Carey M. Rappaport, } "Detection of objects buried in soil using microwave heating", Proc. SPIE 3853, Environmental Monitoring and Remediation Technologies II, (21 December 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.372868; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.372868


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