21 September 2004 Wideband frequency response of low-metal mines
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Extensive studies of in-air testing of various metal detectors have been previously performed for a wide variety of targets and operating conditions. Using similar targets, we conducted a preliminary evaluation of a laboratory prototype wideband metal detector operating in the frequency domain (FD) under development at Quantum Magnetics. The wideband metal detector uses a small magnetoresistive (MR) sensor instead of an induction coil in the receive chain and can collect frequency response signatures of targets in the frequency band 100 Hz-150 kHz, thereby providing a more complete picture of a low metal mine response. These results suggest that wideband metal detection can play an important role in improving the false alarm rate (FAR) in a common detector platform by improving the amount of information provided to the fused algorithm process.
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Yacine Dalichaouch, Brian W. Whitecotton, Tobin McManus, Steve Kuhn, Hoke S. Trammell, Richard A. Shelby, Lawrence Carin, "Wideband frequency response of low-metal mines", Proc. SPIE 5415, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets IX, (21 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.547340; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.547340
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