An impulse radar array for detecting land mines

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The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has developed radar and imaging technologies with potential application in demining efforts. A patented wideband (impulse) radar that is very compact, very low cost, and very low power, has been demonstrated in test fields to be able to detect and image nonmetallic land mines buried in 2-10 cm of soil. The scheme takes advantage of the very short radar impulses and the ability to form a large synthetic aperture with many small individual units, to generate high resolution 2-D or 3-D tomographic images of the mine and surrounding ground. Radar range calculations predict that a ... continued below

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Gavel, D.T.; Mast, J.E.; Warhus, J. & Azevedo, S.G. April 3, 1995.

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The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has developed radar and imaging technologies with potential application in demining efforts. A patented wideband (impulse) radar that is very compact, very low cost, and very low power, has been demonstrated in test fields to be able to detect and image nonmetallic land mines buried in 2-10 cm of soil. The scheme takes advantage of the very short radar impulses and the ability to form a large synthetic aperture with many small individual units, to generate high resolution 2-D or 3-D tomographic images of the mine and surrounding ground. Radar range calculations predict that a vehicle-mounted or man-carried system is quite feasible using this technology. This paper presents the results of field tests using a prototype unit and describes practical mine detection system concepts. Predicted capabilities in terms of stand-off range and radiated power requirements are discussed.

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  • Symposium on autonomous vehicles in mine countermeasures, Monterey, CA (United States), 3-7 Apr 1995

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  • Other: DE95017847
  • Report No.: UCRL-JC--120550
  • Report No.: CONF-9504154--3
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 104998
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc625541

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Gavel, D.T.; Mast, J.E.; Warhus, J. & Azevedo, S.G. An impulse radar array for detecting land mines, article, April 3, 1995; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc625541/: accessed December 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.