Mine detection using backscattered X-ray imaging of antitank and antipersonnel mines

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The use of backscattered X rays to image buried land mines and distinguish between surface and buried features has been well documented. Laboratory imaging experiments, being conducted at Sandia National Laboratories/New Mexico (SNL/NM), have been used to develop preliminary data acquisition hardware and software for an upcoming Advanced Technology Demonstration (ATD). In addition image processing techniques, developed by the Department of Nuclear Engineering at the University of Florida (UF), are utilized. Previous buried land mine imaging studies focused on antitank mines buried in screened sand and have included well defined surface features such as a broad or a small diameter ... continued below

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Lockwood, G.; Shope, S.; Bishop, L.; Selph, M. & Jojola, J. April 1, 1997.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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The use of backscattered X rays to image buried land mines and distinguish between surface and buried features has been well documented. Laboratory imaging experiments, being conducted at Sandia National Laboratories/New Mexico (SNL/NM), have been used to develop preliminary data acquisition hardware and software for an upcoming Advanced Technology Demonstration (ATD). In addition image processing techniques, developed by the Department of Nuclear Engineering at the University of Florida (UF), are utilized. Previous buried land mine imaging studies focused on antitank mines buried in screened sand and have included well defined surface features such as a broad or a small diameter rock. In the present study the authors have examined imaging under a variety of practical environmental conditions. They have successfully imaged antitank mines (ATM) buried in sand and rocky New Mexico (NM) soil. Images have been obtained for bare surfaces as well s for surfaces covered with limestone road coarse base (gravel), snow, water, and native grass. In addition, they have imaged buried ATM and surface antipersonnel (AP) mines covered with debris consisting of various size rocks, a log, and leaves such that no mine was visible to the eye.

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  • SPIE international conference, Orlando, FL (United States), 21-25 Apr 1997

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  • Other: DE97004023
  • Report No.: SAND--97-0703C
  • Report No.: CONF-970465--5
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 463679
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc674486

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Lockwood, G.; Shope, S.; Bishop, L.; Selph, M. & Jojola, J. Mine detection using backscattered X-ray imaging of antitank and antipersonnel mines, article, April 1, 1997; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc674486/: accessed October 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.