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Region processing algorithm for HSTAMIDS
Author(s): Peter Ngan; Sean Burke; Roger Cresci; Joseph N. Wilson; Paul Gader; Dominic K. C. Ho
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Paper Abstract

The AN/PSS-14 (a.k.a. HSTAMIDS) has been tested for its performance in South East Asia (Thailand), South Africa (Namibia) and in November of 2005 in South West Asia (Afghanistan). The system has been proven effective in manual demining particularly in discriminating indigenous, metallic artifacts in the minefields. The Humanitarian Demining Research and Development (HD R&D) Program has sought to further improve the system to address specific needs in several areas. One particular area of these improvement efforts is the development of a mine detection/discrimination improvement software algorithm called Region Processing (RP). RP is an innovative technique in processing and is designed to work on a set of data acquired in a unique sweep pattern over a region-of-interest (ROI). The RP team is a joint effort consisting of three universities (University of Florida, University of Missouri, and Duke University), but is currently being led by the University of Florida. This paper describes the state-of-the-art Region Processing algorithm, its implementation into the current HSTAMIDS system, and its most recent test results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 May 2006
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6217, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets XI, 621732 (18 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.666658
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Peter Ngan, U.S. Army RDECOM CERDEC NVESD (United States)
Sean Burke, U.S. Army RDECOM CERDEC NVESD (United States)
Roger Cresci, U.S. Army RDECOM CERDEC NVESD (United States)
Joseph N. Wilson, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Paul Gader, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Dominic K. C. Ho, Univ. of Missouri/Columbia (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6217:
Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets XI
J. Thomas Broach; Russell S. Harmon; John H. Holloway, Editor(s)

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