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Geolocation of mines detected via vehicular-mounted forward-looking sensors
Author(s): Gerald Cook; Kelly D. Sherbondy; Shwetha Jakkidi
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Paper Abstract

This paper is concerned with the problem of target geo- location when using forward-looking vehicular-mounted sensors for landmine detection. Intermediate and downward- looking sensor may also be used, but the geo-location problem is most complex for the forward-looking sensor. A nonlinear states model for the vehicle position and attitude. Knowledge of these sensors specifications along with information as to the location and orientation of the sensor on the vehicle combined with knowledge of the vehicle position and attitude make it possible for one to compte the sensor field-of-view or footprint. Given this, one can then analyze sensor frames and for any detected mines, convert their locations from sensor-frame coordinates to ground coordinates.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 October 2001
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4394, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets VI, (18 October 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.445420
Show Author Affiliations
Gerald Cook, George Mason Univ. (United States)
Kelly D. Sherbondy, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)
Shwetha Jakkidi, George Mason Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4394:
Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets VI
Abinash C. Dubey; James F. Harvey; J. Thomas Broach; Vivian George, Editor(s)

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