Quantifying the Benefit of Airborne and Ground Sensor Fusion for Target Detection
FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE
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In this paper, a study involving the detection of buried objects by fusing airborne Multi-Spectral Imagery MSI and ground-based Ground Penetrating Radar GPR data is investigated. The benefit of using the airborne sensor to cue the GPR, which will then search the area indicated by the MSI, is investigated and compared to results obtained via a purely ground-based system. State-of-the-art existing algorithms, such as hidden Markov models will be applied to the GPR data both in queued and non-queued modes. In addition, the ability to measure disturbed earth with the GPR sensor will be investigated. Furthermore, state-of-the-art algorithms for the MSI system will be described. These algorithms require very high detection rates with acceptable false alarm rates in order to serve as an acceptable system. Results will be presented on data collected at outdoor testing and evaluation sites.
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment