Clutter Removal Techniques in Ground Penetrating Radar for Landmine Detection: A Survey

Kumlu D., Erer I.

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  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Vocational Book
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Publisher: Igı Global
  • City: Pensilvanya
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-18
  • Editors: Tozan H., Karataş M., Editor
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) is a popular technique for landmine detection and widely used by military organizations for landmine clearance purposes. It is well known that GPR is greatly affected by clutter during the landmine detection process. The clutter can be reasoned by soil properties, depth of the buried landmine, different surface types and ingredient of landmine materials. Thus, the detection of landmine becomes challenging, and clutter removal algorithm must be applied prior to any landmine detection scheme in GPR. In order to remove clutter, various algorithms are proposed and they can be mainly separated into two groups such subspace-based methods and multiresolution-based methods. This work focus on the performance analysis of these clutter removal algorithms on the simulated dataset that is created by using the gprMax simulation software where it contains four different challenging scenarios.