Andrew Knight presents to IRIS on detecting landmines with UAVs

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Animation of preliminary landmine detection

Andrew presented his research on remote sensing applied to landmine detection at the 2017 Interdisciplinary Research and Ideas Symposium. He investigates the use of visible light imagers onboard UAV’s (quadcopter) to detect surface landmines from a height of 60 feet. Andrew reported overall landmine detection accuracy of 89% and significant reductions in surface area to be searched for landmines (1% of original area).


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