Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
14 - 18 April 2019
Conference 11012
Detection and Sensing of Mines, Explosive Objects, and Obscured Targets XXIV
Monday - Wednesday 15 - 17 April 2019
Important
Dates
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Abstract Due:
3 October 2018

Author Notification:
10 December 2018

Manuscript Due Date:
20 March 2019

Conference
Committee
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Conference Chairs
  • Steven S. Bishop, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)
  • Jason C. Isaacs, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. Panama City Div. (United States)

Program Committee
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  • Pete Howard, U.S. Army CERDEC NVESD (United States)
  • James M. Keller, Univ. of Missouri-Columbia (United States)
  • Aaron LaPointe, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)
  • Henric Östmark, Swedish Defence Research Agency (Sweden)
  • Motoyuki Sato, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
  • Waymond R. Scott, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
  • Alina Zare, Univ. of Florida (United States)

Monday 15 April Show All Abstracts
Session 1:
Applied Machine Learning
Monday 15 April 2019
8:00 AM - 10:10 AM
Location: Conv. Ctr. 332
Session Chairs:
Kathryn Williams, U.S. Army RDECOM CERDEC NVESD (United States) ;
Leslie M. Collins, Duke Univ. (United States)
Machine learning based automatic target recognition algorithm applicable to ground penetrating radar data (Invited Paper)
Paper 11012-1
Author(s): Canicious Abeynayake, Defence Science and Technology Group (Australia); Vidar Son, The Univ. of Adelaide (Australia); MdHedayetul Shovon, Univ. of South Australia (Australia); Hiroshi Yokohama, Defence Science and Technology Group (Australia)
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Conditional synthetic aperture sonar imagery simulation with generative adversarial networks
Paper 11012-2
Author(s): Jason M. Trader, Andrew Moore, Johnny L. Chen, Miguel A. Flores, Jason E. Summers, Applied Research in Acoustics LLC (United States)
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Investigation of initialization strategies for the Multiple Instance Adaptive Cosine Estimator
Paper 11012-3
Author(s): James Bocinsky, Connor H. McCurley, Alina Zare, Univ. of Florida (United States)
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A Deep Neural Network model for hazard classification
Paper 11012-4
Author(s): Joseph N. Wilson, Peter J. Dobbins, Maksim Levental, Ferit Toska, Univ. of Florida (United States)
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Deep convolutional neural network target classification for underwater Synthetic Aperture Sonar imagery
Paper 11012-5
Author(s): Aquila P. Galusha, James Keller, Univ. of Missouri (United States); Alina Zare, Univ. of Florida (United States)
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Avoiding overtraining convolutional networks when the validation dataset cannot be trusted: the case of GPR-based buried target detection
Paper 11012-6
Author(s): Steven Jacobson, Joel Bjornstad, Daniël Reichman, Jordan M. Malof, Leslie M. Collins, Duke Univ. (United States)
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Session 2:
Applied Feature Extraction I
Monday 15 April 2019
10:40 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. 332
Session Chairs:
Ken E. Yasuda, U.S. Army RDECOM CERDEC NVESD (United States) ;
James M. Keller, Univ. of Missouri (United States)
Identification of buried objects based on peak scatter modelling Of GPR A-scan signals
Paper 11012-7
Author(s): Mehmet Sezgin, Burak Yoldemir, Ersin Özkan, Hakki Nazli, TÜBITAK BILGEM (Turkey)
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Comparing target information in voxel and pixel ultra-wideband radar images
Paper 11012-8
Author(s): Matthew S. Wilson, Shawn M. Wilder, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. Panama City Div. (United States)
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On the use of multiresolution analysis for subsurface object detection using deep ground penetrating radar
Paper 11012-9
Author(s): Pooparat Plodpradista, Dominic K. C. Ho, Univ. of Missouri (United States)
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Evaluation of image features for discriminating targets from false positives in synthetic aperture sonar imagery
Paper 11012-10
Author(s): Jeffrey Dale, Aquila P. Galusha, James Keller, Univ. of Missouri (United States); Alina Zare, Univ. of Florida (United States)
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Lunch Break 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Session 3:
Applied Feature Extraction II
Monday 15 April 2019
1:30 PM - 3:10 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. 332
Session Chairs:
Bradley W. Libbey, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States) ;
Canicious G. Abeynayake, Defence Science and Technology Group (Australia)
Feature extraction for predicting the probability of detecting buried explosive objects using GPR data
Paper 11012-11
Author(s): Hichem Frigui, Fadoua Khmaissia, Andrew Karem, Univ. of Louisville (United States)
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A comparative analysis of the SVM and K-NN to detect buried explosive objects using edge histogram features from GPR data
Paper 11012-12
Author(s): Hichem Frigui, Andrew Karem, Univ. of Louisville (United States)
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Multiple instance learning for the spatial and temporal localization of buried threats in ground penetrating radar
Paper 11012-13
Author(s): Daniël Reichman, Leslie M. Collins, Jordan M. Malof, Duke Univ. (United States)
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Can features extracted from ground penetrating radar data predict soil characteristics? A test for ranking and evaluating candidate features
Paper 11012-14
Author(s): Daniël Reichman, Leslie M. Collins, Jordan M. Malof, Duke Univ. (United States)
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An exploration of gradient-based features for buried threat detection using a handheld ground penetrating radar
Paper 11012-15
Author(s): Evan Stump, Daniël Reichman, Leslie M. Collins, Jordan M. Malof, Duke Univ. (United States)
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Session 4:
Applied Feature Extraction III
Monday 15 April 2019
3:40 PM - 4:20 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. 332
Session Chair:
Tesfaye G-Michael, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. Panama City Div. (United States)
How transferable are downward-looking and handheld ground penetrating radar data? Experiments in the context of buried threat detection
Paper 11012-16
Author(s): Evan Stump, Daniël Reichman, Leslie M. Collins, Jordan M. Malof, Duke Univ. (United States)
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Globally strictly convex cost functionals for search of land mines using electrical methods
Paper 11012-17
Author(s): Michael V. Klibanov, The Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte (United States)
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Monday Plenary Session
Monday 15 April 2019
5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. 316

Plenary Session and Presentation details
Plenary Presentation (Plenary Presentation)
Paper 11002-301
Author(s): Philip Perconti, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
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Is clinical virtual reality ready for primetime? (Plenary Presentation)
Paper 11002-300
Author(s): Albert Skip Rizzo, The Univ. of Southern California (United States)
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Tuesday 16 April Show All Abstracts
Tuesday Plenary Session
Tuesday 16 April 2019
7:45 AM - 9:00 AM
Location: Conv. Ctr. 316

7:45 am to 8:15 am
Morning Coffee Meet and Greet

8:15 am to 9:00 am
Plenary Presentation

Plenary Session and Presentation details
Mosaic warfare (Plenary Presentation)
Paper 11015-100
Author(s): Timothy P. Grayson, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (United States)
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Session 5:
Hydrogeological Effects
Tuesday 16 April 2019
9:20 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Conv. Ctr. 332
Session Chairs:
Brian C. Barlow, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States) ;
Henric Östmark, FOI-Swedish Defence Research Agency (Sweden)
Analysis of the effect of salt water on time domain electromagnetic induction sensing of submerged metallic objects
Paper 11012-18
Author(s): Kevin O'Neill, Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth (United States)
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Correlating hydro-electromagnetic properties in ground-penetrating radar field target detection studies
Paper 11012-19
Author(s): Gregory Schultz, Jonathan Miller, Brian Degnan, Joe Keranen, White River Technologies, Inc. (United States)
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Session 6:
UAS Applications
Tuesday 16 April 2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. 332
Session Chairs:
Peter D. Howard, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States) ;
Alina Zare, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Buried object imaging using a small UAS-based GPR
Paper 11012-20
Author(s): Ismael J. Xique, Christopher Roussi, Benjamin Hart, Joseph Burns, Michigan Tech Research Institute (United States)
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Software defined radio based implementation of stepped-frequency ground penetrating radar for UAS applications
Paper 11012-21
Author(s): Ali C. Gurbuz, Mehmet Kurum, Jan J. Jamora, Matthew Duck, Bryan LaGrone, Mississippi State Univ. (United States)
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Applying UAV video change detection to multispectral imagery
Paper 11012-22
Author(s): Günter Saur, Fraunhofer-Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung (Germany)
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Lunch Break 12:00 PM - 1:10 PM
Session 7:
Classification Schemes I
Tuesday 16 April 2019
1:10 PM - 3:10 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. 332
Session Chairs:
Jason C. Isaacs, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. Panama City Div. (United States) ;
Anthony A. Faust, Defence Research and Development Canada, Suffield (Canada)
A portable discrete frequency NQR explosives detection system
Paper 11012-23
Author(s): Todd Nichols, Vadum Inc. (United States)
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Multi-phase performance evaluation for modern mine hunting systems
Paper 11012-24
Author(s): Oivind Midtgaard, Narada Warakagoda, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (Norway); Gary L. Davies, Defence Science and Technology Lab. (United Kingdom); Warren Connors, Defence Research and Development Canada (Canada); Marc Geilhufe, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (Norway)
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High-frequency electromagnetic induction (HFEMI) data from carbon rods, wires, and improvised explosive device constituent parts
Paper 11012-25
Author(s): Benjamin E. Barrowes, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Ctr. (United States); Mikheil Prishvin, Kevin O'Neill, Fridon Shubitidze, Dartmouth College (United States)
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Classification using low-rank features from an Electromagnetic Induction sensor
Paper 11012-26
Author(s): Waymond R. Scott, Charles E. Hayes, James H. McClellan, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
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Discriminating objects in scene analysis
Paper 11012-27
Author(s): Peter J. Dobbins, Joseph N. Wilson, Univ. of Florida (United States)
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Comparison of possibilistic fuzzy local information C-Means and Possibilistic K-Nearest neighbors for synthetic aperture sonar segmentation
Paper 11012-28
Author(s): Joshua Peeples, Daniel Suen, Alina Zare, Univ. of Florida (United States); James Keller, Univ. of Missouri (United States)
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Session 8:
Classification Schemes II
Tuesday 16 April 2019
3:40 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. 332
Session Chairs:
Aaron LaPointe, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States) ;
Waymond R. Scott, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Comparison of hand-held WEMI target detection algorithms
Paper 11012-29
Author(s): Connor H. McCurley, James Bocinsky, Alina Zare, Univ. of Florida (United States)
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Scalable high-resolution algorithms for land-mind imaging problem.
Paper 11012-30
Author(s): Yury Gryazin, Ronald Gonzales, Yun Teck Lee, Idaho State Univ. (United States)
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Doppler-vibrometer landmine-detection system operated from a moving vehicle
Paper 11012-31
Author(s): Brad Libbey, James Perea, U.S. Army RDECOM CERDEC NVESD (United States)
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Investigating Time domain EMI signals diffusion in a conducting environment for UXO detection and classification
Paper 11012-32
Author(s): Fridon Shubitidze, Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth (United States); Benjamin E. Barrowes, U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Lab. (United States); Kevin O'Neill, Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth (United States)
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Tuesday-Poster
Tuesday 16 April 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. 307-310

All symposium attendees – You are invited to attend the evening Poster Session to view the high-quality posters and engage the authors in discussion. Enjoy light refreshments while networking with colleagues in your field. Authors may set up their posters between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm the day of their poster session. Special daytime previewing prior to the session from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Attendees are required to wear their conference registration badges to access the poster session.

Posters that are not set up by the 5:00 pm cut-off time will be considered no-shows, and their manuscripts may not be published. Poster authors should accompany their posters from 6:00 to 8:00 pm to answer questions from attendees. All posters and other materials must be removed no later than 8:30 pm. Any posters or materials left behind at the close of the poster session will be considered unwanted and will be discarded. SPIE assumes no responsibility for posters left up after the end of each poster session.
Multiparametric full waveform inversion of 2D ground penetrating radar data using multiple GPUs
Paper 11012-43
Author(s): Jheyston Serrano, Ana Ramirez, Sergio Alberto Abreo, Univ. Industrial de Santander (Colombia); Brian Sadler, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
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Detection of the buried landmine/projectile using LS-band FLGPR vehicle
Paper 11012-44
Author(s): Tetsuya Kimata, Kosuke Shigematsu, Hirotomo Nakajima, Junko Morita, Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency (ATLA), Ministry of Defense (Japan)
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Lessons learned from temporal and spatial multi-month thermal IR Study
Paper 11012-45
Author(s): Jay Clausen, Austin Workman, Jason Dorvee, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Ctr. (United States)
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Orbital angular momentum assisted Ground Penetrating Radar
Paper 11012-47
Author(s): Daniel Orfeo, Wilson Ezequille, Tian Xia, Dryver R. Huston, The Univ. of Vermont (United States)
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Wednesday 17 April Show All Abstracts
Session 9:
Sensing Melange I
Wednesday 17 April 2019
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Conv. Ctr. 332
Session Chairs:
Steven S. Bishop, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States) ;
Derek Anderson, Univ. of Missouri (United States)
Transfer and multitask learning using convolutional neural networks for buried wire detection from ground penetrating radar data
Paper 11012-46
Author(s): Enver Aydin, Seniha Esen Yüksel, Hacettepe Univ. (Turkey)
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Combined use of remote sensing data and geographic information system techniques for detecting underground structures for defense and security applications in Cyprus
Paper 11012-37
Author(s): George Melillos, Diofantos G. Hadjimitsis, Silas Michaelides, Cyprus Univ. of Technology (Cyprus)
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Counter-Mine Augmented Reality Training System (CMARTS)
Paper 11012-38
Author(s): Tana Maurer, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States); Kenneth Cook, Polaris Alpha a Parsons Co. (United States)
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Dual-band discrimination and imaging of plastic objects
Paper 11012-39
Author(s): Charles Hibbitts, Dmitriy Bekker, Troy Hanson, Andrew Knuth, Arnold Goldberg, Kyle Ryan, David Cantillo, Dru Daubon, Frank Morgan, Johns Hopkins Univ. Applied Physics Lab., LLC (United States)
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New possibilities of post-blast residues analysis in forensic science
Paper 11012-40
Author(s): Marek Kotrly, Ivana Turková, Institute of Criminalistics Prague (Czech Republic)
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Illumination invariant change detection based on intrinsic images and differences of Gaussians
Paper 11012-41
Author(s): Marco Tektonidis, David Monnin, Institut Franco-Allemand de Recherches de Saint-Louis (France)
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Session 10:
Sensing Melange II
Wednesday 17 April 2019
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM
Location: Conv. Ctr. 332
Session Chairs:
Neal E. Blackwell, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States) ;
Motoyuki Sato, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Enhanced metal detection using Halbach arrays
Paper 11012-42
Author(s): Joseph French, Zachary Brong, Johns Hopkins Univ. Applied Physics Lab., LLC (United States)
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Lunch Break 11:40 AM - 1:10 PM
Session 11:
Sensing Melange III
Wednesday 17 April 2019
1:10 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. 332
Session Chairs:
Sanjeev Agarwal, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States) ;
Benjamin E. Barrowes, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Ctr. (United States)
Dual sensor ALIS evaluation test in Cambodia
Paper 11012-33
Author(s): Motoyuki Sato, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
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Quadratic lifting inversion applied to buried object radar imaging
Paper 11012-34
Author(s): Joseph Lindgren, Ismael J. Xique, Brian Thelen, Joseph Burns, Michigan Tech Research Institute, Michigan Technological Univ. (United States)
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Exploiting polarization of very low frequency scattered fields to localize objects
Paper 11012-35
Author(s): Sarah K. Patch, Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (United States); Morris Cohen, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States); Mark Golkowski, Vijay Harid, Univ. of Colorado Denver (United States)
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Path reconstruction from nontraditional sensors
Paper 11012-36
Author(s): Drew Gonsalves, Joseph N. Wilson, Univ. of Florida (United States)
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