18 October 2001 Identification of optimal bands in the 3- to 5-μm region for lightweight airborne mine detection (LAMD) system
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This paper identifies the optimal bands in the 3 to 5 micron region for surface mines for the lightweight airborne detection (LAMBD) sysem. Specifically, this paper focuses on the analysis to identify the optimum bands in the 3 to 5 micron region which can be used in a filter wheel implementation in an attempt to add the multi-band capabilities to enhance the detection performance for various background, times of day, while lessening the weight/size/power problem in a lightweight airborne mine detection (LAMBD) system. The analysis includes the hyperspectral signatures of various mines and backgrounds, the contrast between mines and backgrounds for various spectral regions, different times of day, and differential heights simulating sensor airborne scenarios. This paper uses data collected with a Design and Prototypes Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectrometer (D&P) mounted 3m above the ground on the Mobile Sensor Platform (MSP) at a temperate test site. The total number of signatures used was 1000 for mines and 1000 for backgrounds.
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Hanna Tran Haskett, Donald A. Reago, Richard R. Legault, "Identification of optimal bands in the 3- to 5-μm region for lightweight airborne mine detection (LAMD) system", Proc. SPIE 4394, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets VI, (18 October 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.445477; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.445477
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