Landmine detection and imaging using Micropower Impulse Radar (MIR)

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The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has developed radar and imaging technologies with potential applications in mine detection by the armed forces and other agencies involved in determining efforts. These new technologies use a patented ultra-wideband (impulse) radar technology that is compact, low-cost, and low power. Designated as Micropower hnpulse Radar, these compact, self-contained radars can easily be assembled into arrays to form complete ground penetrating radar imaging systems. LLNL has also developed tomographic reconstruction and signal processing software capable of producing high-resolution 2-D and 3-D images of objects buried in materials like soil or concrete from radar data. Preliminary ... continued below

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Azevedo, S.G.; Gravel, D.T.; Mast, J.E. & Warhus, J.P. August 7, 1995.

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The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has developed radar and imaging technologies with potential applications in mine detection by the armed forces and other agencies involved in determining efforts. These new technologies use a patented ultra-wideband (impulse) radar technology that is compact, low-cost, and low power. Designated as Micropower hnpulse Radar, these compact, self-contained radars can easily be assembled into arrays to form complete ground penetrating radar imaging systems. LLNL has also developed tomographic reconstruction and signal processing software capable of producing high-resolution 2-D and 3-D images of objects buried in materials like soil or concrete from radar data. Preliminary test results have shown that a radar imaging system using these technologies has the ability to image both metallic and plastic land mine surrogate targets buried in 5 to 10 cm of moist soil. In dry soil, the system can detect buried objects to a depth of 30 cm and more. This report describes our initial test results and plans for future work.

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  • Other: DE96000870
  • Report No.: UCRL-ID--121669
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • DOI: 10.2172/111843 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 111843
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc626112

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Azevedo, S.G.; Gravel, D.T.; Mast, J.E. & Warhus, J.P. Landmine detection and imaging using Micropower Impulse Radar (MIR), report, August 7, 1995; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc626112/: accessed December 14, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.