3D subsurface SAR for humanitarian demining

Motoyuki Sato, Xuan Feng, Kazunori Takahashi

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We are developing innovative sensor systems for humanitarian demining. A hand held dual sensor ALIS is one of them, which is a combination of a GPR (Ground Penetrating Radar) sensor and a metal detector. ALIS uses metal detector as a primary sensor for metal objects, and then use GPR for confirmation for burie dlansmines. With a wide frequency (1GHz-4GHz) operation of the system and sophisticated signal processing, ALIS can image buried landmine under strong clutter conditions. SAR signal processing is the msot important for clutter reduction. We have evaluated the ALIS system in some mine affected courtiers including Afghanistan, Croatia and Cambodia. ALIS evaluation test was conducted in Cambodia in 2006, where ALIS was operated by local deminers. They could show that ALIS can discriminate landmines and metal fragments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEUSAR 2008 - 7th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9783800730841
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event7th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar, EUSAR 2008 - Friedrichshafen, Germany
Duration: 2008 Jun 22008 Jun 5

Publication series

NameProceedings of the European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar, EUSAR
ISSN (Print)2197-4403


Conference7th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar, EUSAR 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Instrumentation


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