Landmine detection by 3D GPR system

Motoyuki Sato, Yuya Yokota, Kazunori Takahashi, Mark Grasmueck

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In order to demonstrate the possibility of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) for detection of small buried objects such as landmine and UXO, conducted demonstration tests by using the 3DGPR system, which is a GPR system combined with high accuracy positing system using a commercial laser positioning system (iGPS). iGPS can provide absolute and better than centimetre precise x,y,z coordinates to multiple mine sensors at the same time. The developed "3DGPR" system is efficient and capable of high-resolution 3D shallow subsurface scanning of larger areas (25 m2 to thousands of square meters) with irregular topography. Field test by using a 500MHz GPR system equipped with 3DGPR system was conducted. PMN-2 and Type-72 mine models have been buried at the depth of 5-20cm in sand. We could demonstrate that the 3DGPR can visualize each of these buried land mines very clearly.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDetection and Sensing of Mines, Explosive Objects, and Obscured Targets XVII
ISBN (Print)9780819490353
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventDetection and Sensing of Mines, Explosive Objects, and Obscured Targets XVII - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: 2012 Apr 232012 Apr 27

Publication series

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


OtherDetection and Sensing of Mines, Explosive Objects, and Obscured Targets XVII
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD


  • 3DGPR
  • GPR
  • Humanitarian Demining
  • IGPS
  • Landmine

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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