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Region processing of ground-penetrating radar and electromagnetic induction for handheld landmine detection
Author(s): Joseph N. Wilson; Paul D. Gader; Dominic K. C. Ho; Wen-Hsiung Lee; Ronald Joe Stanley; Taylor C. Glenn
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Paper Abstract

An analysis of the utility of region-based processing of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and Electromagnetic Induction (EMI) is presented. Algorithms for re-sampling GPR data acquired over non-rectangular and non-regular grids are presented. Depth-dependent whitening is used to form GPR images as functions of depth bins. Shape, size, and contrast-based features are used to distinguish mines from non-mines. The processing is compared to point-wise processing of the same data. Comparisons are made to GPR data collected by machine and by humans. Evaluations are performed on calibration data, for which the ground truth is known to the algorithm developers, and blind data, for which the ground truth is not known to the algorithm developers.

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: 10.1117/12.544323
Show Author Affiliations
Joseph N. Wilson, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Paul D. Gader, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Dominic K. C. Ho, Univ. of Missouri/Columbia (United States)
Wen-Hsiung Lee, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Ronald Joe Stanley, Univ. of Missouri/Rolla (United States)
Taylor C. Glenn, Univ. of Florida (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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