Context-Dependent multi-sensor fusion for landmine detection

Hichem Frigui, Lijun Zhang, Paul Gader

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We present a novel method for fusing the results of multiple landmine detection algorithms that use different types of features, different classification methods, and different Sensors. The proposed fusion method, called Context-Dependent Multi-Sensor Fusion (CDMSF) is motivated by the fact that the relative performance of different detectors can vary significantly depending on the sensor, mine type, geographical site, soil and weather conditions, and burial depth. The training part of CDMSF has two components: context extraction and algorithm fusion. In context extraction, the features used by the different algorithms are combined and used to partition the feature space into groups of similar signatures, or contexts. The algorithm fusion component assigns an aggregation weight to each detector in each context based on its relative performance within the context. Results on Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and Wideband Electromagnetic induction (WEMI) data collections show that the proposed method can identify meaningful and coherent clusters and that different expert algorithms can be identified for the different contexts. Our initial experiments have also indicated that the context-dependent fusion outperforms all individual detectors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2008 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781424428083
StatePublished - 2008
Event2008 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium - Proceedings - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Jul 6 2008Jul 11 2008

Publication series

NameInternational Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)


Other2008 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium - Proceedings
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston, MA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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