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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 14 — May. 10, 2011
  • pp: 2112–2123

Field demonstration of a scanning lidar and detection algorithm for spatially mapping honeybees for biological detection of land mines

Erik S. Carlsten, Geoffrey R. Wicks, Kevin S. Repasky, John L. Carlsten, Jerry J. Bromenshenk, and Colin B. Henderson  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 14, pp. 2112-2123 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.50.002112


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Abstract

A biological detection scheme based on the natural foraging behavior of conditioned honeybees for detecting chemical vapor plumes associated with unexploded ordnance devices utilizes a scanning lidar instrument to provide spatial mapping of honeybee densities. The scanning light detection and ranging (lidar) instrument uses a frequency doubled Nd:YAG microchip laser to send out a series of pulses at a pulse repetition rate of 6.853 kHz . The scattered light is monitored to produce a discrete time series for each range. This discrete time series is then processed using an efficient algorithm that is able to isolate and identify the return signal from a honeybee in a cluttered environment, producing spatially mapped honeybee densities. Two field experiments were performed with the scanning lidar instrument that demonstrate good correlation between the honeybee density maps and the target locations.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.0280) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Remote sensing and sensors
(120.4640) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical instruments
(280.0280) Remote sensing and sensors : Remote sensing and sensors
(280.3640) Remote sensing and sensors : Lidar

ToC Category:
Remote Sensing and Sensors

History
Original Manuscript: October 14, 2010
Revised Manuscript: February 3, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: February 7, 2011
Published: May 9, 2011

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Citation
Erik S. Carlsten, Geoffrey R. Wicks, Kevin S. Repasky, John L. Carlsten, Jerry J. Bromenshenk, and Colin B. Henderson, "Field demonstration of a scanning lidar and detection algorithm for spatially mapping honeybees for biological detection of land mines," Appl. Opt. 50, 2112-2123 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-50-14-2112

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