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4 May 2009 Wideband EMI pre-screening for landmine detection
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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.
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J. N. Wilson, G. Ramachandran, P. D. Gader, B. Smock, and W. R. Scott "Wideband EMI pre-screening for landmine detection", Proc. SPIE 7303, Detection and Sensing of Mines, Explosive Objects, and Obscured Targets XIV, 730324 (4 May 2009);

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