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Landmine detection using forward-looking ground penetrating radar
Author(s): Yijun Sun; Jian Li
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Paper Abstract

Landmine detection using radar is a very challenging problem due to weak signal returns of landmines and extremely complicated surveying environments. In this paper, we present a new landmine detection system using forward-looking ground penetrating radar (FLGPR), which has shown a promising result in a recently conducted blind test. The system uses wavelet packet transform and the sequential feature selection algorithm to extract the most discriminant information distributed in the joint time-frequency domain for detecting landmines. We also propose a cascade training method that allows a WPT based detector to continue learning from the errors made on the unseen environment to improve its detection performance. The effectiveness of the proposed detector is demonstrated through a blind test based on the measured FLGPR data collected over an area of 14400 square meters.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 June 2005
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5794, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets X, (10 June 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.602668
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Yijun Sun, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Jian Li, Univ. of Florida (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5794:
Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets X
Russell S. Harmon; J. Thomas Broach; John H. Holloway Jr., Editor(s)

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