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ODESA: an intelligent unexploded ordnance detection application
Author(s): David A. Vennergrund; William Watson
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the Ordnance Detection Expert Support Application (ODESA). ODESA is an intelligent unexploded ordance (UXO) detection application that fuses data from a variety of single sensor detection systems to detect buried objects. The ODESA application implements two intelligent data fusion techniques, trained using reports of targets from detection systems and ground truth describing the exact location and type of emplaced UXO. One fusion method uses a genetic algortihm to generate rules and weights that predict the location and identity of buried objects. The other fusion method uses heuristics and conditional probabilities to predict the location of buried objects. Initial findings prove that both methods produce target reports that more accurately detect buried objects than any single detection system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 June 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2496, Detection Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets, (20 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.211297
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David A. Vennergrund, PRC (United States)
William Watson, PRC (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2496:
Detection Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets
Abinash C. Dubey; Ivan Cindrich; James M. Ralston; Kelly A. Rigano, Editor(s)

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