Implementing and testing a real-time hierarchical mine detection algorithm


  1. Duong, S.
  2. Ito, M.R.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Suffield, Ralston ALTA (CAN);British Columbia Univ, Vancouver BC (CAN)
The Threat Detection Group (TDG) at the Defence Establishment Suffield (DRES) has undertaken a research program on the feasibility of the remote sensing of minefields. One of the projects is the Remote Minefield Detection (RMD) hierarchical algorithm originally developed for single band infrared airborne imagery. Recently, in order to reduce the serious problem associated with the mining of important supply/communication roads by hostile parties during peace keeping operations, the Department of National Defence has begun the development of a multi-sensor remote mine detection vehicle. This idea leads to the necessity to scale down the Remote Minefield Detection system to support ground based operations with real time performance. The objectives of this contract are to implement the hierarchical mine detection algorithm developed under previous contracts on a down-scaled version of the target system for both real-time and non real-time operation, and to test the system on images obtained from a number of sources such as active airborne infrared imagers (AAIR), hyper spectral imagers (CASI) and vehicle mounted passive infrared cameras (FLIR). This final report will first focus on the implementation of a real-time RMD system on transputer-workstation network to detect mines in synthetic AAIR, CASI and FLIR images. TRUNCATED
Remote Minefield Detection (RMD)
Report Number
DRES-CR-2000-052 — Contract Report (Final)
Date of publication
01 Mar 1999
Number of Pages
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