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Fractal dimension based sand ripple suppression for mine hunting with sidescan sonar

Nelson, JDB; Kingsbury, NG; (2010) Fractal dimension based sand ripple suppression for mine hunting with sidescan sonar. In: Proceedings of the Institute of Acoustics. (pp. 126 - 131).

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Abstract

Sand ripples present a difficult challenge to current mine hunting approaches. We propose a robust and adaptive method that suppresses sand ripples prior to the detection stage. The method exploits a fractal model of the seabed and the connection between: dual-tree wavelets and local, directional fractal dimension; interscale energy ratios, scale invariant frequency localised fractal dimension, and a novel wavelet shrinkage approach. Tests on a reasonably large, real synthetic aperture sonar imagery dataset show that the ripple suppression method preserves detection performance of the matched filter on non-rippled data and significantly increases the detection performance on data that contain ripples.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Fractal dimension based sand ripple suppression for mine hunting with sidescan sonar
UCL classification: UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Statistical Science
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1324394
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