Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University

Advisor

Ball, John E.

Committee Member

Anderson, Derek T.

Committee Member

Younan, Nicolas H.

Date of Degree

5-1-2018

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

Master of Science

College

James Worth Bagley College of Engineering

Department

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Abstract

Different signal processing techniques for synthetic aperture acoustic (SAA) and highresolution voxel radar (HRVR) sensing modalities for side-attack explosive ballistic (SAEB) detection are proposed in this thesis. The sensing modalities were vehicle mounted and the data used was collected at an army test site. More specifically, the use of a frequency azimuthal (fraz) feature for SAA and the fusion of a matched filter (MF) and size contrast filter (SCF) for HRVR was explored. For SAA, the focus was to find a signature in the target’s response that would vary as the vehicle’s view on the target changed. For the HRVR, the focus was put on finding objects that were both anomalous (SCF) and target-like (MF). The results in both cases are obtained using receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves and both are very encouraging.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/20946

Comments

Explosive hazard detection||size contrast filter||matched filter||high-resolution voxel radar||side attack explosive ballistic||Fraz||synthetic aperture acoustic

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