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Title: Detection of underground structures using UAV and field spectroscopy for defence and security in Cyprus
Authors: Melillos, George 
Themistocleous, Kyriacos 
Prodromou, Maria 
Hadjimitsis, Diofantos G. 
Keywords: DVI;Military underground structures;NDVI;Remote sensing;SAVI;Spectroscopy;SR;UAV;Vegetation indices
Category: Civil Engineering
Field: Engineering and Technology
Issue Date: 6-Oct-2017
Publisher: SPIE
Source: Emerging Imaging and Sensing Technologies for Security and Defence II, 2017, Warsaw, Poland, 13-14 September
Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to present the results obtained from unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and field spectroscopy campaigns for detecting underground structures. Underground structures can affect their surrounding landscapes in different ways, such as soil moisture content, soil composition and vegetation vigor. The last is often observed on the ground as a crop mark; a phenomenon which can be used as a proxy to denote the presence of underground non-visible structures. A number of vegetation indices such as the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI), Simple Ratio (SR), Difference Vegetation Index (DVI) and Soil Adjusted Vegetation Index (SAVI) were utilized for the development of a vegetation index-based procedure aiming at the detection of underground military structures by using existing vegetation indices or other in-band algorithms. The measurements were taken at the following test areas such as: (a) vegetation area covered with the vegetation (barley), in the presence of an underground military structure (b) vegetation area covered with the vegetation (barley), in the absence of an underground military structure.
Description: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 2017, Volume 10438, Article number 104380F
Rights: © Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Type: Conference Papers
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