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Wideband EMI pre-screening for landmine detection
Author(s): J. N. Wilson; G. Ramachandran; P. D. Gader; B. Smock; W. R. Scott
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Paper Abstract

This paper considers the use of data from a wideband electromagnetic induction (EMI) sensor in a prescreener for a landmine detection system employing both ground-penetrating radar (GPR) and EMI sensors. The paper looks at a unique EMI prescreening strategy based on the use of prototypes derived from a training set of landmines. We show that this prescreener is robust to a wide range of induced energy levels in sensed objects. We also compare properties of the receiver operating characteristics (ROC) curve of this prescreener on a varied collection of targets to the properties of a GPR prescreener, identifying performance difference with respect to target object classes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 May 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7303, Detection and Sensing of Mines, Explosive Objects, and Obscured Targets XIV, 730324 (4 May 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.820931
Show Author Affiliations
J. N. Wilson, Univ. of Florida (United States)
G. Ramachandran, Univ. of Florida (United States)
P. D. Gader, Univ. of Florida (United States)
B. Smock, Univ. of Florida (United States)
W. R. Scott, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7303:
Detection and Sensing of Mines, Explosive Objects, and Obscured Targets XIV
Russell S. Harmon; J. Thomas Broach; John H. Holloway Jr., Editor(s)

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