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Parameterized likelihood ratio method for EMI unexploded ordnance detection
Author(s): Harry Bourne Marr; Peter A. Torrione; Jonathan Miller; Leslie M. Collins
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Paper Abstract

With current signal processing techniques, successful discrimination between UXO (Unexploded Ordnance) and clutter depends on characteristics that are consistent across all examples of an ordnance type. Real UXO, however, exhibit many differences from instance to instance, such as varying degrees of damage sustained, degradation over time, orientation in the ground, and even differences in design. Thus, a given ordnance type, such as 60mm shells, will exhibit a wide range of signal responses, making it difficult to distinguish these items from clutter unless these fundamental differences are taken into account using appropriate mathematics. This paper will examine optimal methods of using frequency-domain analysis of wideband electromagnetic induction (EMI) for detection.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 September 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5415, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets IX, (21 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.542297
Show Author Affiliations
Harry Bourne Marr, Duke Univ. (United States)
Peter A. Torrione, Duke Univ. (United States)
Jonathan Miller, AETC Inc. (United States)
Leslie M. Collins, Duke Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5415:
Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets IX
Russell S. Harmon; J. Thomas Broach; John H. Holloway Jr., Editor(s)

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