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Semi-automated based ground-truthing GUI for airborne imagery
Author(s): Chung Phan; Rich Lydic; Tim Moore; Anh Trang; Sanjeev Agarwal; Spandan Tiwari
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Paper Abstract

Over the past several years, an enormous amount of airborne imagery consisting of various formats has been collected and will continue into the future to support airborne mine/minefield detection processes, improve algorithm development, and aid in imaging sensor development. The ground-truthing of imagery is a very essential part of the algorithm development process to help validate the detection performance of the sensor and improving algorithm techniques. The GUI (Graphical User Interface) called SemiTruth was developed using Matlab software incorporating signal processing, image processing, and statistics toolboxes to aid in ground-truthing imagery. The semi-automated ground-truthing GUI is made possible with the current data collection method, that is including UTM/GPS (Universal Transverse Mercator/Global Positioning System) coordinate measurements for the mine target and fiducial locations on the given minefield layout to support in identification of the targets on the raw imagery. This semi-automated ground-truthing effort has developed by the US Army RDECOM CERDEC Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD), Countermine Division, Airborne Application Branch with some support by the University of Missouri-Rolla.

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: 10.1117/12.605208
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Chung Phan, U.S. Army, RDECOM, CERDEC, NVESD (United States)
Rich Lydic, U.S. Army, RDECOM, CERDEC, NVESD (United States)
Tim Moore, U.S. Army, RDECOM, CERDEC, NVESD (United States)
Anh Trang, U.S. Army, RDECOM, CERDEC, NVESD (United States)
Sanjeev Agarwal, Univ. of Missouri-Rolla (United States)
Spandan Tiwari, Univ. of Missouri-Rolla (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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