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Landmine detection by 3D GPR system
Author(s): Motoyuki Sato; Yuya Yokota; Kazunori Takahashi; Mark Grasmueck

Paper Abstract

In order to demonstrate the possibility of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) for detection of small buried objects such as landmine and UXO, conducted demonstration tests by using the 3DGPR system, which is a GPR system combined with high accuracy positing system using a commercial laser positioning system (iGPS). iGPS can provide absolute and better than centimetre precise x,y,z coordinates to multiple mine sensors at the same time. The developed " 3DGPR" system is efficient and capable of high-resolution 3D shallow subsurface scanning of larger areas (25 m2 to thousands of square meters) with irregular topography . Field test by using a 500MHz GPR system equipped with 3DGPR system was conducted. PMN-2 and Type-72 mine models have been buried at the depth of 5-20cm in sand. We could demonstrate that the 3DGPR can visualize each of these buried land mines very clearly.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 May 2012
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8357, Detection and Sensing of Mines, Explosive Objects, and Obscured Targets XVII, 835710 (10 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.918517
Show Author Affiliations
Motoyuki Sato, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Yuya Yokota, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Kazunori Takahashi, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Mark Grasmueck, Univ. of Miami (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8357:
Detection and Sensing of Mines, Explosive Objects, and Obscured Targets XVII
J. Thomas Broach; John H. Holloway Jr., Editor(s)

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