Evaluation methodologies for comparison of fusion algorithms in land mine detection

PBW Schwering, BA Baertlein, SP van den Broek, F Cremer

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    Several sensor fusion approaches are in use for detection of land mines. These are based on different techniques and show different results. Meaningful comparisons of fusion algorithm performance are difficult, because the performance achievable may be limited by the data acquired and the sensors used. Especially in comparing such dissimilar situations, it is important to compare measures that are not dependent of sensor peculiarities or layout of test lanes. Nonetheless, a quantitative comparison of algorithms is necessary to identify the most effective fusion techniques. This comparison must sometimes be done when the algorithms are being applied to different data sets. In this paper we describe a methodology to evaluate the performance of sensor-fused mine-detection systems. This process can be used to compare different minedetecting sensors in well-defined scenarios. Keywords: Mine detection, sensor fusion, test and evaluation methodologies, system design.
    Original languageUndefined/Unknown
    Title of host publicationDetection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets VII, Proceedings
    EditorsJT Broach, RS Harmon, GJ Dobeck
    Place of PublicationBellingham, WA, USA
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)0-8194-4492-8
    Publication statusPublished - 2002
    EventDetection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets VII (Orlando, FL, USA) - Bellingham, WA, USA
    Duration: 1 Apr 20025 Apr 2002

    Publication series

    NameProceedings of SPIE- International Society for Optical Engineering
    ISSN (Print)0277-786X


    ConferenceDetection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets VII (Orlando, FL, USA)

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    ISSN 0277-786X, phpub 71


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