Design Tradeoffs for an Airborne Minefield Detection System
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.
S. Agarwal et al., "Design Tradeoffs for an Airborne Minefield Detection System," Proceedings of SPIE, SPIE -- The International Society for Optical Engineering, May 2006.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.673806
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Airborne Minefield Detection; Anomoly Detection; Design Tradeoffs; Modeling and Simulation
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