STUDY OF SCATTERABLE MINE DETECTION USING A COMPACT AIRBORNE SPECTROGRAPHIC IMAGER (CASI)

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Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Suffield, Ralston ALTA (CAN);ITRES Research Ltd, Calgary ALTA (CAN)
Abstract
A detailed experimental study of the use of passive spectral imaging techniques in the visible and near-IR to detect scatterable mines has been completed. The project utilized the Compact Airborne Spectrographic Imager (casi) developed by ITRES Research. A number of modifications were made to the instrument software and calibration software toprovide accurate spectral radiance values, and the casi was then employed in a man-lift to survey a large number of different mines in a variety of field environments. The objective was to determine whether algorithms could be developed which would make it possible to distinguish the mines from surrounding vegetation, soil, rocks, or snow under different illumination conditions, utilizing the refined capabilities ofthe casi to detect subtle spectral differences.
Report Number
DRES-CR-53-92 — Contract Report (Final)
Date of publication
15 Aug 1992
Number of Pages
129
DSTKIM No
93-00268
CANDIS No
127491
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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