Introduction of the advanced ALIS: Advanced Landmine Imaging System

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Abstract

Tohoku University has developed dual sensor ALIS for humanitarian demining and 2 sets of ALIS are used by CAMC (Cambodian Mine Action Centre) since 2009 and detected more than 80 mines. We have demonstrated the performance of mine clearance using ALIS together with CMAC. In 2017, we launched a new advanced ALIS as a commercial product. Based on the development and field evaluation since 2002, the advanced ALIS, which weights 3100g, is a compact device, which can visualize the GPR and Metal Detector response on a display of a PAD attached to the sensor. The system can acquire the sensor position information and metal detector signal together with GPR signal. Then, we process the GPR signal and reconstruct subsurface image to detect buried mines. We found that the reconstruction algorithm is the key technology to determine buried mines under very strong clutter condition. We conducted evaluation test of ALIS in a test site in Cambodia, and could show ALIS can visualize the buried mine very clearly. We are planning to deploy ALIS in mine affected countries including Cambodia and Colombia.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDetection and Sensing of Mines, Explosive Objects, and Obscured Targets XXIII
EditorsSteven S. Bishop, Jason C. Isaacs
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781510617674
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventDetection and Sensing of Mines, Explosive Objects, and Obscured Targets XXIII 2018 - Orlando, United States
Duration: 2018 Apr 162018 Apr 18

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume10628
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Other

OtherDetection and Sensing of Mines, Explosive Objects, and Obscured Targets XXIII 2018
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period18/4/1618/4/18

Keywords

  • ALIS
  • Cambodia
  • Colombia
  • Dual Sensor
  • GPR
  • Humanitarian Demining

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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