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.

PDF Url : ADA288635

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