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Landmine detection using two-tapped joint orthogonal matching pursuits
Author(s): Sean Goldberg; Taylor Glenn; Joseph N. Wilson; Paul D. Gader
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Paper Abstract

Joint Orthogonal Matching Pursuits (JOMP) is used here in the context of landmine detection using data obtained from an electromagnetic induction (EMI) sensor. The response from an object containing metal can be decomposed into a discrete spectrum of relaxation frequencies (DSRF) from which we construct a dictionary. A greedy iterative algorithm is proposed for computing successive residuals of a signal by subtracting away the highest matching dictionary element at each step. The nal condence of a particular signal is a combination of the reciprocal of this residual and the mean of the complex component. A two-tap approach comparing signals on opposite sides of the geometric location of the sensor is examined and found to produce better classication. It is found that using only a single pursuit does a comparable job, reducing complexity and allowing for real-time implementation in automated target recognition systems. JOMP is particularly highlighted in comparison with a previous EMI detection algorithm known as String Match.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 May 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8357, Detection and Sensing of Mines, Explosive Objects, and Obscured Targets XVII, 83570B (10 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.927443
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Sean Goldberg, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Taylor Glenn, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Joseph N. Wilson, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Paul D. Gader, Univ. of Florida (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8357:
Detection and Sensing of Mines, Explosive Objects, and Obscured Targets XVII
J. Thomas Broach; John H. Holloway, Editor(s)

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