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A thermal imaging procedure for landmine detection

Deans, J. and Dempster, W.M. and Carter, L.J. (2001) A thermal imaging procedure for landmine detection. In: Proceedings of the 5th World Conference on Experimental Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics. Edizioni ETS.

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Abstract

A thermal imaging technique for landmine detection is described. The technique uses microwave radiation and infrared detection, and works best for soil moisture levels of around 5%. Thermal images obtained in the laboratory show that the technique can be used to locate buried landmines and completely nonmetallic minelike objects.