Accession Number : ADA259370


Title :   Analysis and Trial of an Active Longwave Infrared Imaging System for Minefield Detection and Identification


Descriptive Note : Research rept.,


Corporate Author : DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT SUFFIELD RALSTON (ALBERTA)


Personal Author(s) : Simard, Jean R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a259370.pdf


Report Date : Nov 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 81


Abstract : This document shows theoretical and experimental results of the capabilities of an active longwave infrared imaging system on surface laid minefields. Three anti-tank and three anti-personnel mines on soil and prairie grass backgrounds are investigated for the detection and identification capabilities of this scanning imaging system. After establishing the detection and identification capabilities of the set-up used in this experiment, an associated parameter of the imaging system is evaluated which can be. used to estimate the detection and identification capabilities of other imaging set-ups with different configurations. In addition, speckle is studied and its presence is demonstrated in the images obtained.... Minefield Detection, Carbon Dioxide, Laser, Speckle, Active Imaging, CO2, IR.


Descriptors :   *MINE DETECTION , *IDENTIFICATION , *INFRARED IMAGES , SCANNING , DETECTION , IMAGES , PERSONNEL , GRASSLANDS , ADDITION , DIOXIDES , CARBON DIOXIDE LASERS , BACKGROUND , CONFIGURATIONS , ESTIMATES , MINEFIELDS , PARAMETERS


Subject Categories : Land Mine Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE