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Multiple test procedures for radar-based detection of buried landmines

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2 Author(s)
H. Brunzell ; Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH, USA ; A. Zoubir

This paper describes how multiple test procedures (MTP) can be used to achieve control over the false alarm rate in a landmine detection system. The system is based on an impulse radar to detect objects buried underground. An impulse radar combined with a detector can detect both metallic and non-metallic objects. To be able to distinguish mines from nuisance objects the detector can be followed by a classifier. One drawback with this setting is that it is very difficult to control the false alarm rate of the complete detector/classifier system. The use of MTPs is a systematic way to control the false alarm rate.

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Signals, Systems, and Computers, 1999. Conference Record of the Thirty-Third Asilomar Conference on  (Volume:2 )

Date of Conference:

24-27 Oct. 1999