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Fixed-depth and variable-depth landmine detection using sequential probability ratio test
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In this paper we use a sequential probability ratio test (SPRT) on ground penetrating radar (GPR) data to detect buried antipersonnel land mines and to reject clutter objects. Detection is performed for both fixed-depth and variable-depth cases. We use high-dimensional analysis of variance (HANOVA) to window the GPR data before SPRT analysis. Our algorithm uses a library of mine and clutter objects and performs a series of SPRTs using the object library for each unknown image. We also evaluate the performance of our fixed-depth and variable-depth detection algorithms versus noise and SPRT threshold value.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 September 2003
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5089, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets VIII, (11 September 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.486806
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Mark P. Kolba, Lafayette College (United States)
Ismail I. Jouny, Lafayette College (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5089:
Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets VIII
Russell S. Harmon; John H. Holloway Jr.; J. T. Broach, Editor(s)

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