Extensions to Real-Time Hierarchical Mine Detection Algorithm


  1. Duong, S.
  2. Ito, M.R.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Suffield, Ralston ALTA (CAN)
The Threat Detection Group (TDG) at Defence R&D Canada - Suffield (DRDC Suffield) has undertaken a research program on the feasibility of remote sensing of minefields. One of the projects is the Remote Minefield Detection (RMD) hierarchical algorithm originally developed for single band active airborne infrared imagery (AAII) and later adapted for vehicle mounted passive infrared imager (FLIR). The objectives of this cojntract are: (i) to implement the RMD hierarchical algorithm on a down-scaled version of transputer architecture for real-time mine detection on FLIR imagery, (ii) to develop the high and top levels of the algorithm including expert system and knowledge base, and (iii) to research the possibility to upgrade the curent hardware platform to modern and advanced computational elements. Phase 1 and 2 of the contract focused on the implementation of Low and Middle levels of a real time RMD system on a transputer network to detect mines in real FLIR images. The work first described the hardware requirement for each module of the algorithm, then outlined the software developments, and finally presented some preliminary test results. TRUNCATED
Vehicle Mounted Mine Detector;Remote Minefield Detection (RMD);Hierarchical algorithm;Computer architecture;Distributed computation
Report Number
DRDC-SUFFIELD-CR-2002-121 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
01 Sep 2002
Number of Pages
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