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Detection of buried land mines using scattering of Rayleigh waves

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posted on 13.10.2016 by Victor V. Krylov
The issue of humanitarian demining becomes increasingly important in the modern world. In the light of this, one of the most urgent problems to be solved is the development of new more effective and safer methods of land mine detection. The idea, which forms the essence of this paper, is based on using scattering of Rayleigh surface waves on buried land mines for their remote detection (at distances of 5-10 m). Rayleigh waves at frequencies 0.1 - 1 kHz seem to be a natural physical tool for this purpose. Unlike electromagnetic waves, they are equally sensitive to both metallic and non-metallic objects. Moreover, they are localised near the surface and can be effectively scattered (reflected) by any objects on the ground surface or slightly below it. In this paper, some preliminary results of theoretical calculations of the scattering of Rayleigh waves by simple models of land mines are reported. The obtained results show that scattering of Rayleigh waves can be a viable method of land mine detection.

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  • Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering

Department

  • Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering

Published in

27th International Conference on Noise and Vibration Engineering, 'ISMA 2016' Proceedings of the ISMA 2016

Pages

1919 - 1926

Citation

KRYLOV, V.V., 2016. Detection of Buried Land Mines Using Scattering of Rayleigh Waves. Presented at the 27th International Conference on Noise and Vibration Engineering, (ISMA 2016), Leuven, Belgium, 19th-21st Sept., pp. 1919-1926.

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KU Leuven

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Acceptance date

20/08/2016

Publication date

2016

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This is a conference paper.

Language

en

Location

Leuven, Belgium

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