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Abstract

Microwave imaging has recently been presented as a promising technique for detecting buried and foliage-obscured objects. In preparation of a project for the detection of anti-personnel mines (APMs), first test measurements have been performed at the European Microwave Signature Laboratory (EMSL), on a measurement system based on an ultrawide bandwidth polarimetric SAR. The approach followed for the detection of small plastic mines, together with some examples of the resulting radar images, are presented in this paper. It is shown that high resolution SAR is capable of detecting mines under a layer of wet sand and that the mines exhibit characteristic polarimetric signatures.

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Authors: SIEBER A J, JRC Ispra (IT);FORTUNY J, JRC Ispra (IT);NESTI G, JRC Ispra (IT);FRITZSCHE M, Daimler-Benz AG, Ulm (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: AeroSense '95, Orlando (US), April 17-21, 1995
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 38948 ORA
Record Number: 199510682 / Last updated on: 1995-07-07
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en