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Advanced feature based techniques for landmine detection using ground penetrating radar

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dc.contributor.advisor Ho, Dominic K. C. en
dc.contributor.author Ma, Zhenhua en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-12T19:07:30Z
dc.date.available 2010-01-12T19:07:30Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2007 Fall en
dc.identifier.other MaZ-120507-T8698 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/4971
dc.description The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file. en_US
dc.description Title from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on November 11, 2008) en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description Thesis (M.S.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2007. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Electrical engineering. en_US
dc.description.abstract Land mine detection is an important and yet challenging problem that remains to be solved. It is not only a problem for military, but also for humanitarian concern. The goal of this research is to propose some techniques for landmine detection. Two advanced feature based techniques are developed. One algorithm applies the clustering method based on the spectral feature vectors formed by the energy density spectra of return sensor signals, the idea behind is to find out whether there are some "hidden patterns" among the spectral feature vectors. The other one is the subspace detector technique that utilizes the energy density spectra of return signals directly. These techniques are tested in various testing data sets collected from the vehicle mounted ground penetrating radar to evaluate their ability to improve the detection result and reduce the false alarm rates. Both of them are proved to be useful in improving the detection of land mines. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 2007 Freely available theses (MU) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Land mines -- Detection en_US
dc.title Advanced feature based techniques for landmine detection using ground penetrating radar en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Electrical engineering en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name M.S. en_US
thesis.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.identifier.merlin .b65265178 en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 271015266 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2007 Theses


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