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Forward looking infrared imagery for landmine detection
Author(s): Aylin Bayram; Gözde Bozdaği Akar
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Paper Abstract

Infrared imagery is widely used in many applications in both civilian and military areas. In landmine detection, the goal is to detect the anomalies between mine surface and soil from variation of reflected/emitted thermal radiation. In this study, various types of anomaly detection techniques of IR are investigated and the feasibility of these techniques for use in landmine detection is analyzed. Additionally, effects of parameters for algorithms are compared and the parameters are optimized for increasing detection accuracy. Furthermore, fusion of the algorithms is performed to reduce False Alarm Rate (FAR). We also prepare an experimental setup to reflect the effects of environmental changes on FLIR imagery recording. Soil and various types of landmine mock-ups are also examined in this setup. Finally, all anomalies are mapped into local coordinate space for indicating possible landmines locations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 May 2017
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 10177, Infrared Technology and Applications XLIII, 101772I (16 May 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2262594
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Aylin Bayram, Middle East Technical Univ. (Turkey)
Gözde Bozdaği Akar, Middle East Technical Univ. (Turkey)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10177:
Infrared Technology and Applications XLIII
Bjørn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop; Charles M. Hanson; John Lester Miller; Paul R. Norton, Editor(s)

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