Paper title

 “An Anti Personal Landmine Detection Scheme Based on Microwave Imaging”

Authors: A. Swydan, M. Elghafri, M. Al Wadeya, M. El-Tarhuni, and N. Qaddoumi
: Department of Electrical Engineering, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE

Abstract — In this paper, an intelligent anti-personnel landmine detection system is proposed. The system generates continues electromagnetic waves in the (2-8GHz) range through a wave guide and analyzes the reflected signal to decide on the presence of a landmine under the ground. A multi-layer model to represent the interaction of the signal with the soil and landmine is developed. Simulation results are presented to find the optimum operating frequency for improved detection of the landmine. Furthermore, an experimental set up is built to validate the operation of the system. The results indicate that accurate detection of the presence of landmine is feasible.