16 May 2006 Man-portable LIBS for landmine detection
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Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) is an emerging, minimally-destructive sensor technology for in-situ, real-time chemical species identification and analysis. The Army Research Laboratory has been engaged in LIBS analysis for over a decade and recently has been investigating the potential to apply broadband LIBS analysis to specific military problems, one of which is as a handheld, confirmatory sensor for landmine detection. Laboratory tests with a prototype man-portable LIBS system demonstrate a high degree of success in identifying landmine casings.
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Russell S. Harmon, Frank C. De Lucia, Aaron LaPointe, Andrzej W. Miziolek, "Man-portable LIBS for landmine detection", Proc. SPIE 6217, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets XI, 62170I (16 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.667564; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.667564

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