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On the use of log-gabor features for subsurface object detection using ground penetrating radar
Author(s): Samuel Harris; K. C. Ho; Alina Zare
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Paper Abstract

regions with significant amount of metal debris. The challenge for the handheld GPR is to reduce the false alarm rate and limit the undesirable human operator effect. This paper proposes the use of log-Gabor features to improve the detection performance. In particular, we apply 36 log-Gabor filters to the B-scan of the GPR data in the time domain for the purpose to extract the edge behaviors of a prescreener alarm. The 36 log-Gabor filters cover the entire frequency plane with different bandwidths and orientations. The energy of each filter output forms an element of the feature vector and an SVM is trained to perform target vs non-target classification. Experimental results using the experimental hand held demonstrator data collected at a government site supports the increase in detection performance by using the log-Gabor features.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 May 2016
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9823, Detection and Sensing of Mines, Explosive Objects, and Obscured Targets XXI, 98230K (3 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2223324
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Samuel Harris, Univ. of Missouri (United States)
K. C. Ho, Univ. of Missouri (United States)
Alina Zare, Univ. of Missouri (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9823:
Detection and Sensing of Mines, Explosive Objects, and Obscured Targets XXI
Steven S. Bishop; Jason C. Isaacs, Editor(s)

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