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Development and implementation of a camera system for faster area reduction

Author: Jong, W. de · Schavemaker, J.G.M. · Breuers, M.G.J. · Baan, J. · Schleijpen, H.M.A.
Type:article
Date:2004
Source:Harmon, R.S.Broach, J.T.Holloway Jr., J.H., Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets IX, 12 April 2004 through 16 April 2004, Orlando, FL, PART 1, 5415, 208-218
series:
Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Identifier: 238260
Keywords: Defence · Anomaly detection · EO polarisation · Processing · Algorithms · Management information systems · Polarization · Project management · Real time systems · Research and development management · EO polarization · Features · Imaging sensors · Mechanical demining equipments · Cameras

Abstract

This paper describes the development and implementation of a low cost camera system that uses polarisation features of visible light for faster area reduction. The camera system will be mounted on a mechanical minefield area reduction asset, namely an AT mine roller of The HALO Trust. The automatic detection system will give an audible alarm in order to stop the AT mine roller before the rollers detonate a mine.