Parameterized likelihood ratio method for EMI unexploded ordnance detection


Conference Paper

With current signal processing techniques, successful discrimination between UXO (Unexploded Ordnance) and clutter depends on characteristics that are consistent across all examples of an ordnance type. Real UXO, however, exhibit many differences from instance to instance, such as varying degrees of damage sustained, degradation over time, orientation in the ground, and even differences in design. Thus, a given ordnance type, such as 60mm shells, will exhibit a wide range of signal responses, making it difficult to distinguish these items from clutter unless these fundamental differences are taken into account using appropriate mathematics. This paper will examine optimal methods of using frequency-domain analysis of wideband electromagnetic induction (EMI) for detection.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Marr, B; Torrione, P; Miller, J; Collins, L

Published Date

  • December 20, 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 5415 / PART 2

Start / End Page

  • 843 - 854

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0277-786X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1117/12.542297

Citation Source

  • Scopus