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Landmine detection using forward-looking GPR with object tracking
Author(s): Tsaipei Wang; Ozy Sjahputera; James M. Keller; Paul D. Gader
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Paper Abstract

There has been significant amount of study on the use of Ground-Penetrating Radar (GPR) for forward-looking landmine detection. This paper presents our analysis of GPR data collected at a U.S. Army site using the radar system developed by Planning Systems Inc. (PSI). One property of forward-looking systems is that a target appears in multiple radar images at different distances. To exploit this property, we divide the distance range in the radar images into a number of distance bands. Identification of potential targets is first performed in each distance band independently. Our algorithm then tracks these potential targets through multiple distance bands and computes weighted averages of their geometrical features. The persistence property of the targets is used to further reduce false alarm rates by removing potential targets that only appear spuriously. Results of landmine detection, including performance on blind test lanes, are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 June 2005
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5794, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets X, (10 June 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.604172
Show Author Affiliations
Tsaipei Wang, Univ. of Missouri-Columbia (United States)
Ozy Sjahputera, Univ. of Missouri-Columbia (United States)
James M. Keller, Univ. of Missouri-Columbia (United States)
Paul D. Gader, Univ. of Florida (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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