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Impact of proper site characterization and ground truthing on test results for UXO detection
Author(s): John D. Hodapp; James Campbell
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the impact of proper site characterization and ground truthing on test results for the detection of Unexploded Ordnance (UXO). Techniques employed to do proper site characterization and methods used to generate accurate and meaningful ground truth data are presented within the context of recent data collections held at the Joint UXO Coordination Office's (JUXOCO) test site at Ft. AP Hill VA. The risks associated with poor site preparation or inaccurate ground truthing are presented with illustrative examples based upon past data collection exercises. Key documentation including collection plans and data formats, as well as Web- based data distribution and coordination approaches developed and in use by the Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD) in support of the JUXOCO mission are highlighted. Similarities between the UXO mission and the Countermine mission are used to extend the approaches recommended in this paper to related Countermine data collection exercises. The techniques discussed within this paper constitute a key component of a comprehensive Aided Target Recognition (ATR) test and evaluation methodology used by NVESD and made available to the ATR community to further algorithm development and maturity within the industry.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 August 1999
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3718, Automatic Target Recognition IX, (24 August 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.359968
Show Author Affiliations
John D. Hodapp, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)
James Campbell, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3718:
Automatic Target Recognition IX
Firooz A. Sadjadi, Editor(s)

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