Thermal infrared identification of buried landmines

Thành Trung Nguyen, Dinh Nho Hào, Paula Lopez, Frank Cremer, Hichem Sahli

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This paper deals with a three-dimensional thermal model for landmine detection problems and an inverse problem for reconstructing the physical parameters of buried objects. Moreover, solutions are given for the estimation of the soil thermal diffusivity and meteorological parameters, needed for solving the inverse problem. The paper describes the main fundamental principles of thermal modelling for buried object identification and illustrates the results on data acquired from a real minefield, together with qualitative and quantitative results illustrating the validity of the model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number149
Pages (from-to)198-208
Number of pages11
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Issue numberPART I
StatePublished - Oct 24 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventDetection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets X - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Mar 28 2005Apr 1 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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