What is it about?

Around the world, over 100 million explosive ordnance (EO) remain in place and dangerous, posing a major humanitarian concern for these post conflict nations. Our study combines unpiloted aerial vehicles (UAVs) with hyperspectral imaging (HSI) in an attempt to develop and calibrate a safer, faster, and more cost efficient method of remote surficial EO detection as compared to current ground-based detection methods.

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Why is it important?

We particularly believe this technology can be used as a non-technical survey (NTS) methodology to aid in area-reduction of areas with suspected or confirmed EO. Due to its miniaturization, low SWaP, and availability, HSI will be an important addition to demining research and will allow for more efficient and accurate EO detection.


This method of remote sensing will greatly improve current EO detection methods because we were able to detect EO that have been extremely evasive in the past.

Madison Tuohy
Binghamton University

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This page is a summary of: Utilizing UAV-based hyperspectral imaging to detect surficial explosive ordnance, The Leading Edge, February 2023, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, DOI: 10.1190/tle42020098.1.
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