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Detection of landmines using ground-penetrating radar
Author(s): Abdelhak M. Zoubir; D. R. Iskander; Ian J. Chant; Dragana Carevic
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Paper Abstract

The detection of anti-personnel landmines is very difficult due to the minimal content of metal in their structure, and thus, the inability to detect them with a metal detector. A promising alternative to metal detector technology is given by GPR systems. These have the potential to detect low- and non-metallic landmines and can be used to classify the targets. We propose two methods based on the bootstrap to detect changes in backscattering echoes. The first approach is parametric in which each signal is modelled by an AM-FM signal. The difference in the phase of the signal suggest possible existence of a target. The second approach is nonparametric where the existence of a target is indicated by the change in the average signal power. We apply the methods to real GPR data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 August 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3710, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets IV, (2 August 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.357014
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Abdelhak M. Zoubir, Curtin Univ. of Technology (Australia)
D. R. Iskander, Queensland Univ. of Technology (Australia)
Ian J. Chant, Defence Science and Technology Organisation (Australia)
Dragana Carevic, Defence Science and Technology Organisation (Australia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3710:
Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets IV
Abinash C. Dubey; James F. Harvey; J. Thomas Broach; Regina E. Dugan, Editor(s)

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