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Clutter reduction technique for GPR data from minelike targets
Author(s): A. van der Merwe; Inder Jiti Gupta; Leon Peters
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Paper Abstract

In this paper a signal processing technique is developed to reduce clutter due to ground bounce in ground penetrating radar (GPR) measurements. This technique is especially useful when a GPR is used to detect subsurface anti- personnel mines. The GPR clutter is modeled using a simple parametric model. Buried mine and clutter contributions are separated through a set of iterative subspace projections. The algorithm outperforms existing clutter reduction approaches and also yields target feature which are useful for detection and identification of these mines. It is shown that the proposed technique increases the probability of detection and at the same time significantly decreases the false alarm rates when combined with a matched filter detector.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 August 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3710, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets IV, (2 August 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.356990
Show Author Affiliations
A. van der Merwe, The Ohio State Univ. (United States)
Inder Jiti Gupta, The Ohio State Univ. (United States)
Leon Peters, The Ohio State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3710:
Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets IV
Abinash C. Dubey; James F. Harvey; J. Thomas Broach; Regina E. Dugan, Editor(s)

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