Wide-area detection of land mines and unexploded ordnance

Lawrence Carin, Norbert Geng, Mark McClure, Yanting Dong, Zhijun Liu, Jiangqi He, Jeffrey Sichina, Marc Ressler, Lam Nguyen, Anders Sullivan

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Advanced electromagnetic modelling tools are discussed, focused on sensing surface and buried land mines and unexploded ordnance, situated in a realistic soil environment. The results from these forward models are used to process scattered-field data, for target detection and identification. We address sensors directed toward the wide-area-search problem, for which one is interested in detecting a former mine field or bombing range. For this problem class we process data measured from an actual airborne radar system. Signal-processing algorithms applied include Bayesian processing and a physics-based hidden Markov model.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)575-609
Number of pages35
JournalInverse Problems
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1 2002
Externally publishedYes

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