7 June 2013 The Pedemis Instrument: operation and APG field results
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Pedemis (PortablE Decoupled Electromagnetic Induction Sensor) is a time-domain man-portable electromagnetic induction (EMI) instrument with the intended purpose of improving the detection and classification of UneXploded Ordnance (UXO). Pedemis sports nine coplanar transmitters (the Tx assembly) and nine triaxial receivers held in a fixed geometry with respect to each other (the Rx assembly) but with that Rx assembly physically decoupled from the Tx assembly allowing flexible data acquisition modes and deployment options. Such flexibility is expected to be instrumental in non-trivial terrains exhibiting either an abundant vegetation or being highly contaminated by large or dense clutter. Before validating the sensor in such challenging configurations, however, Pedemis was taken to Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, for its first test site validation. We describe Pedemis, including its operation and data acquisition modes along with our Aberdeen Proving Ground results.
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Benjamin E. Barrowes, Benjamin E. Barrowes, Tomasz M. Grzegorczyk, Tomasz M. Grzegorczyk, Fridon Shibitidze, Fridon Shibitidze, Pablo Fernández, Pablo Fernández, Kevin O'Neill, Kevin O'Neill, } "The Pedemis Instrument: operation and APG field results", Proc. SPIE 8709, Detection and Sensing of Mines, Explosive Objects, and Obscured Targets XVIII, 870903 (7 June 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2014964; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2014964
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