Detection of buried mines using Rayleigh-scattered second-derivative Gaussian pulses
Large ground mines which are intentionally or unintentionally buried in the sediment have proven tobe difficult to detect. This report is the result of a study undertaken by the author while on leave fromGeorgia Tech at the NATO SACLANT Undersea Research Centre. It considers the possibility thatlow-frequency (200-500 Hz) pulses could be used to detect and localize buried mines. It has been shown that it may be possible to detect buried mines using Rayleigh scattered second derivative Gaussian pulses. The robustness of the method stems from the differences in mechanical propertiesof the mine and the wide range of bulk modulus and density of seafloor sediments.
Rogers, P. H.