Feature-based detection of landmines in infrared images

WACM Messelink, K Schutte, AM Vossepoel, F Cremer, JGM Schavemaker, E den Breejen

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    Abstract

    High detection performance is required for an operational system for the detection of landmines. Humanitarian de-mining scenarios, combined with inherent difficulties of detecting landmines on an operational (vibration, motion, atmosphere) as well as a scenario level (clutter, soil type, terrain), result in high levels of false alarms for most sensors. To distinguish a landmine from background clutter one or more discriminating object features have to be found. The research described here focuses on finding and evaluating one or more features to distinguish disk-shaped landmines from background clutter in infrared images. These images were taken under controlled conditions, with homogenous soil types. Two methods are considered to acquire shape-based features in the infrared imagery. The first method uses a variation of the Hough transformation to find circular shaped objects. The second method uses the tophat filter with a disk-shaped structuring element. Furthermore, Mahalanobis and Fisher based classifiers are used to combine these features.
    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
    PublisherSPIE
    Pages108-119
    Number of pages12
    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

    Name
    PublisherSPIE
    NameProceedings of SPIE- International Society for Optical Engineering
    Volume4742
    ISSN (Print)0277-786X

    Conference

    ConferenceDetection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets VII (Orlando, FL, USA)
    Period1/04/025/04/02

    Keywords

    • conference contrib. refereed
    • Conf.proc. > 3 pag

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