Mississippi State University
Ball, John E.
Anderson, Derek T
Date of Degree
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Graduate Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science
James Worth Bagley College of Engineering
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The development of a computer vision algorithm for use with 3D voxel space radar imagery is observed in this thesis. The goal is to detect explosive hazards present in 3D synthetic aperture radar (SAR) image data. The algorithm consists of three primary stages; a precreener to find areas of interest, clustering for labeling distinct areas, and a classifier. The performance between multiple prescreener methods are compared when using a heuristic classifier. Finally, a convolutional neural network (CNN) is used as a classifier stage and a comparison between a deep network, a shallow network, and human experts is conducted.
Brockner, Blake, "Side-attack explosive hazard detection in voxel-space radar using signal processing and convolutional neural networks" (2019). Theses and Dissertations. 3942.