Masters Theses


"Landmine detection using hand-held units is a difficult problem due to varying type and composition of metals in landmines. This research explores spatially distributed features to discriminate landmines from other harmless objects. The feature calculation involves the wavelet decomposition of Metal Detector (MD) energy sequences to obtain the approximate and detailed coefficients, and correlation of these coefficients with Weighted Density Distribution (WDD) functions. The features calculated are evaluated on a standard back propagation neural network on real data sets with more than 1500 mine encounters of varying shape, size and metal content. The effectiveness of wavelet decomposition and WDD functions is investigated"--Abstract, page iii.


Stanley, R. Joe

Committee Member(s)

Agarwal, Sanjeev, 1971-
Moss, Randy Hays, 1953-


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Electrical Engineering


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Summer 2004


viii, 50 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 48-49).


© 2004 Kalyan Ram Achanta, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Restricted Access

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Subject Headings

Land mines -- Detection
Mines (Military explosives) -- Detection
Wavelets (Mathematics)

Thesis Number

T 8623

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