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Experimental design for test and evaluation of anti-personnel landmine detection based on vehicle-mounted GPR systems
Author(s): Jun Ishikawa; Mitsuru Kiyota; Katsuhisa Furuta
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses an experimental design method for test and evaluation of anti-personnel landmine detection systems using ground penetrating radar (GPR). Vehicle-mounted mine detection systems to be evaluated here have been developed by six research teams from universities and industries founded by Japan Science and Technology Agency. Sensors used are a GPR and electromagnetic induction (EMI) fused type, which provides underground images to operators. In our basic concept, the systems make no explicit alarm and the final decision whether or not a shadow in the image is a real landmine is left to the operator. This is the same way as medical doctors find cancer by reading CT images. To test these kinds of systems, i.e., to evaluate probability of detection (PD), false detection rate, and other characteristics, seven test lanes using more than 200 landmine surrogates has been designed. Since operators' pre-knowledge of the locations of buried targets significantly influences the detection results in our systems, six out of the seven test lanes are designed to be suitable for blind tests. A comprehensive test and evaluation using the designed experimental lanes is in progress for over one month, and some results obtained from the test are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 June 2005
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5794, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets X, (10 June 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.603149
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Jun Ishikawa, Japan Science and Technology Agency (Japan)
Mitsuru Kiyota, Japan Science and Technology Agency (Japan)
Katsuhisa Furuta, Tokyo Denki Univ. (Japan)


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, Editor(s)

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