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Multimodal adaptive landmine detection using EMI and GPR
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Paper Abstract

Landmine data for electromagnetic induction (EMI) and ground penetrating radar (GPR) sensors has been collected in two background environments. The first environment is clay and the second is gravel. A multi-modal detection algorithm that utilizes a Maximum A Posteriori (MAP) approach is applied to the clay background data and compared to a pair of similar MAP detectors that utilize only the single sensors. It is shown that the multi-modal detector is more powerful than both single mode detectors regardless of landmine type. The detectors are then applied to the data from the gravel background. It is shown that a more powerful performance is achieved if the MAP detector adapts to the statistics of the new background rather than training it a priori with broader statistics that encompass both environmental conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 June 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5794, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets X, (10 June 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.602761
Show Author Affiliations
Jay A. Marble, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Andrew E. Yagle, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Alfred O. Hero, Univ. of Michigan (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5794:
Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets X
Russell S. Harmon; J. Thomas Broach; John H. Holloway Jr., Editor(s)

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