10 June 2005 Testing and evaluation of forward-looking GPR countermine systems
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In the last few decades, the Army has developed and tested vehicular platforms for detecting landmines in roadways. These platforms include ground penetrating radar (GPR), infrared (IR) cameras, electromagnetic induction (EMI) sensors, or some combination of the three. Typically, the sensors are mounted at the front of the vehicle and are directed downward. Detecting surface laid and buried landmines at standoff require that the sensors be forward-looking. Issues of critical importance to the testing and evaluation of forward-looking sensors include geo-location and scoring. We present here detailed descriptions of tests designed to evaluate forward-looking GPR sensors used for landmine detection. We find that careful test design and analysis is necessary to accurately assess the performance of forward-looking GPR as applied to mine detection.
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Erik M. Rosen, Frank S Rotondo, Elizabeth Ayers, "Testing and evaluation of forward-looking GPR countermine systems", Proc. SPIE 5794, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets X, (10 June 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.603734; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.603734
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