29 May 2014 Ladar-based IED detection
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An improvised explosive device (IED) is a bomb constructed and deployed in a non-standard manor. Improvised means that the bomb maker took whatever he could get his hands on, making it very hard to predict and detect. Nevertheless, the matters in which the IED’s are deployed and used, for example as roadside bombs, follow certain patterns. One possible approach for early warning is to record the surroundings when it is safe and use this as reference data for change detection. In this paper a LADAR-based system for IED detection is presented. The idea is to measure the area in front of the vehicle when driving and comparing this to the previously recorded reference data. By detecting new, missing or changed objects the system can make the driver aware of probable threats.
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Philip Engström, Philip Engström, Håkan Larsson, Håkan Larsson, Dietmar Letalick, Dietmar Letalick, "Ladar-based IED detection", Proc. SPIE 9072, Detection and Sensing of Mines, Explosive Objects, and Obscured Targets XIX, 907216 (29 May 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2049524; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2049524

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