INFRARED REFLECTANCE MEASUREMENTS OF REPLICA MINES AND REFERENCE TARGETS

Authors
  1. Stuart, G.S.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Suffield, Ralston ALTA (CAN)
Abstract
The 10.6 mu m relectance characteristics of a number of targets were measured to establish a preliminary database for studies in remote minefield detection (RMD) and to verify experimental techniques. The reflectivities of typical mine-casing materials and mine paints were found to be highly specular, although there was substantial variation in the magnitudes of the returns. The measured reflectances of diffuse reference targets were in reasonably good agreement with previously published data. In addition to the numerical results, a qualitative study of reflectance using an infrared camera and CO2 laser illumination proved useful in the rapid investigation of target reflectivity. The implications of the results of the study of mine materials to the feasibility of airborne RMD are discussed and suggestions are made for future in-depth experiments.
Report Number
DRES-M-1264 — Memorandum
Date of publication
15 Feb 1989
Number of Pages
48
DSTKIM No
89-02253
CANDIS No
60159
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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