Ground Clutter Reduction from GPR Data for Identification of Shallowly Buried Landmines

Masahiko NISHIMOTO  Vakhtang JANDIERI  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E93-C   No.1   pp.85-88
Publication Date: 2010/01/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1587/transele.E93.C.85
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: BRIEF PAPER
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Keyword: 
ground penetrating radar,  matching pursuit,  landmine,  ground clutter,  

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Summary: 
A method for reducing ground clutter contribution from ground penetrating radar (GPR) data is proposed for discrimination of landmines located in shallow depth. The algorithm of this method is based on the Matching Pursuit (MP) that is a technique for non-orthogonal signal decomposition using dictionary of functions. As the dictionary of function, a wave-based dictionary constructed by taking account of scattering mechanisms of electromagnetic (EM) wave by rough surfaces is employed. Through numerical simulations, performance of ground clutter reduction is evaluated. The results show that the proposed method has good performance and is effective for GPR data preprocessing for discrimination of shallowly buried landmines.