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Title: Minefield reconnaissance and detector system

Abstract

A multi-sensor system is described for detecting the presence of objects on the surface of the ground or buried just under the surface, such as anti-personnel or anti-tank mines or the like. A remote sensor platform has a plurality of metal detector sensors and a plurality of short pulse radar sensors. The remote sensor platform is remotely controlled from a processing and control unit and signals from the remote sensor platform are sent to the processing and control unit where they are individually evaluated in separate data analysis subprocess steps to obtain a probability score for each of the pluralities of sensors. These probability scores are combined in a fusion subprocess step by comparing score sets to a probability table which is derived based upon the historical incidence of object present conditions given that score set. A decision making rule is applied to provide an output which is optionally provided to a marker subprocess for controlling a marker device to mark the location of found objects. 7 figures.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
EG & G Energy Measurements Inc
OSTI Identifier:
5029319
Patent Number(s):
5307272 A
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-746535
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC08-88NV10617
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 19 Aug 1991
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; EXPLOSIVES; DETECTION; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; DESIGN; DATA PROCESSING; MILITARY EQUIPMENT; ORDNANCE; REMOTE CONTROL; REMOTE SENSING; WARFARE; CONTROL; EQUIPMENT; PROCESSING; 450000* - Military Technology, Weaponry, & National Defense

Citation Formats

Butler, M T, Cave, S P, Creager, J D, Johnson, C M, Mathes, J B, and Smith, K J. Minefield reconnaissance and detector system. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Butler, M T, Cave, S P, Creager, J D, Johnson, C M, Mathes, J B, & Smith, K J. Minefield reconnaissance and detector system. United States.
Butler, M T, Cave, S P, Creager, J D, Johnson, C M, Mathes, J B, and Smith, K J. Tue . "Minefield reconnaissance and detector system". United States.
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abstractNote = {A multi-sensor system is described for detecting the presence of objects on the surface of the ground or buried just under the surface, such as anti-personnel or anti-tank mines or the like. A remote sensor platform has a plurality of metal detector sensors and a plurality of short pulse radar sensors. The remote sensor platform is remotely controlled from a processing and control unit and signals from the remote sensor platform are sent to the processing and control unit where they are individually evaluated in separate data analysis subprocess steps to obtain a probability score for each of the pluralities of sensors. These probability scores are combined in a fusion subprocess step by comparing score sets to a probability table which is derived based upon the historical incidence of object present conditions given that score set. A decision making rule is applied to provide an output which is optionally provided to a marker subprocess for controlling a marker device to mark the location of found objects. 7 figures.},
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