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Design tradeoffs for an airborne minefield detection system
Author(s): Saurabh Agarwal; Sanjeev Agarwal; Ron Rupp; Anh Trang
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents the development of a simulation tool to facilitate the exploration and evaluation of design tradeoffs for an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) based minefield detection system. Mine and minefield performance estimates and design tradeoffs are obtained using explicit evaluation of detection statistics simulated under different sensors, minefield layout scenarios, and mission specific constraints. The simulated mine and minefield level performance results are compared with analytical results where available. Design tradeoffs are studied in terms of different sensor and mission profile parameters such as signal to clutter ratio, target size, field-of-regard, and detection algorithms. The analytical relationship and simulated results of mine and minefield detection performance based on these parameters are presented. Different metrics for evaluating minefield performance and their influences on design tradeoffs are discussed, and suggestions are made.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 May 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6217, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets XI, 62173E (18 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.673806
Show Author Affiliations
Saurabh Agarwal, Univ. of Missouri/Rolla (United States)
Sanjeev Agarwal, Univ. of Missouri/Rolla (United States)
Ron Rupp, U.S. Army RDECOM, CERDEC, Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)
Anh Trang, U.S. Army RDECOM, CERDEC, Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (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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