Accession Number : ADA288635


Title :   REMOTE LAND MINE(FIELD) DETECTION. An Overview of Techniques (DETECTIE VAN LANDMIJNEN EN MIJNENVELDEN OP AFSTAND. Een Overzicht van de technieken),


Corporate Author : FYSISCH EN ELEKTRONISCH LAB TNO THE HAGUE (NETHERLANDS)


Personal Author(s) : Groot, J. S. ; Janssen, Y. H.


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a288635.pdf


Report Date : SEP 1994


Pagination or Media Count : 52


Abstract : A near real time land mine(field) detection system is essential for military commanders to enable them to circumvent the mines, or to allocate/employ mine neutralisation/breaching assist to clear a safe route through a minefield. Basic principles and strengths and weaknesses of such a system with visual, near infrared, midwave infrared, longwave infrared, microwave radiometric and radar sensors are presented. Recommendations for a vehicle mounted multi-sensor demonstrator system are given since the Genie expressed its interest in such a system, it is cheaper than an aircraft mounted system and because sensor fusion can be tested and applied relatively easy on such a system. Promising techniques for a vehicle mounted detection system are: (1) passive and active infrared imaging, (2) microwave radiometry, (3) passive and active visual and near infrared wavelength discrimination, (4) radar ground and vegetation penetration. Proposed steps in the development of a vehicle mounted mine detection demonstration system are a feasibility study, tower measurements and design, construction and testing of the demonstrator.


Descriptors :   *MINE DETECTION , *LAND MINES , *MINE DETECTORS , GROUND LEVEL , NETHERLANDS , MINEFIELDS , PASSIVE SYSTEMS , MICROWAVE EQUIPMENT , RADAR , PENETRATION , FEASIBILITY STUDIES , INFRARED IMAGES , DATA FUSION , RADIOMETERS , INFRARED RADIATION , LONG WAVELENGTHS , VEGETATION , MULTISENSORS , REMOTE DETECTION , NEAR INFRARED RADIATION , RADIOMETRY.


Subject Categories : ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT
      MILITARY FORCES AND ORGANIZATIONS
      UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE