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13 August 2002 Fused performance of passive thermal and active polarimetric EO demining sensor
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The potential for performance improvements through sensor fusion is explored for two electro-optical (EO) imaging sensors: a passive thermal IR camera and an active polarimetric system. Tests of decision-level fusion using a small data set (roughly 60 mine signatures) suggest that a significant performance improvement can be obtained by using an AND fusion approach. The source of this improvement derives from correlation among the sensors. Specifically, the sensors exhibit a strong positive correlation when a mine is present, and a negligible correlation when viewing clutter. The observed improvement is independent of the local ground clutter, but it depends strongly on the decision thresholds used for the individual sensors.
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Wen-Jiao Liao and Brian A. Baertlein "Fused performance of passive thermal and active polarimetric EO demining sensor", Proc. SPIE 4742, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets VII, (13 August 2002); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.479060
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