Title

Design Tradeoffs for an Airborne Minefield Detection System

Abstract

This paper presents the development of a simulation tool to facilitate the exploration and evaluation of design tradeoffs for an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) based minefield detection system. Mine and minefield performance estimates and design tradeoffs are obtained using explicit evaluation of detection statistics simulated under different sensors, minefield layout scenarios, and mission specific constraints. The simulated mine and minefield level performance results are compared with analytical results where available. Design tradeoffs are studied in terms of different sensor and mission profile parameters such as signal to clutter ratio, target size, field-of-regard, and detection algorithms. The analytical relationship and simulated results of mine and minefield detection performance based on these parameters are presented. Different metrics for evaluating minefield performance and their influences on design tradeoffs are discussed, and suggestions are made.

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Airborne Minefield Detection; Anomoly Detection; Design Tradeoffs; Modeling and Simulation

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2006 SPIE -- The International Society for Optical Engineering, All rights reserved.


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