Discrimination of munitions and explosives of concern at F.E. Warren AFB using linear genetic programming

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  author =       "Frank D. Francone and Larry M. Deschaine and 
                 Jeffrey J. Warren",
  title =        "Discrimination of munitions and explosives of concern
                 at F.E. Warren AFB using linear genetic programming",
  booktitle =    "GECCO '07: Proceedings of the 9th annual conference on
                 Genetic and evolutionary computation",
  year =         "2007",
  editor =       "Dirk Thierens and Hans-Georg Beyer and 
                 Josh Bongard and Jurgen Branke and John Andrew Clark and 
                 Dave Cliff and Clare Bates Congdon and Kalyanmoy Deb and 
                 Benjamin Doerr and Tim Kovacs and Sanjeev Kumar and 
                 Julian F. Miller and Jason Moore and Frank Neumann and 
                 Martin Pelikan and Riccardo Poli and Kumara Sastry and 
                 Kenneth Owen Stanley and Thomas Stutzle and 
                 Richard A Watson and Ingo Wegener",
  volume =       "2",
  isbn13 =       "978-1-59593-697-4",
  pages =        "1999--2006",
  address =      "London",
  URL =          "http://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/~wbl/biblio/gecco2007/docs/p1999.pdf",
  DOI =          "doi:10.1145/1276958.1277353",
  publisher =    "ACM Press",
  publisher_address = "New York, NY, USA",
  month =        "7-11 " # jul,
  organisation = "ACM SIGEVO (formerly ISGEC)",
  keywords =     "genetic algorithms, genetic programming, Real-World
                 Applications, Discipulus, economics, EM61 MK2,
                 geophysics, linear genetic programming, measurement,
                 MEC, munitions and explosives of concern, unexploded
                 ordnance, UXO, verification",
  abstract =     "Removing underground, unexploded bombs, mortars,
                 cannon shells and other ordnance (MEC or UXO) from
                 former military ranges is difficult and expensive. The
                 principal difficulty is discriminating intact,
                 underground ordnance from other metallic items such as
                 fragments of exploded ordnance (Clutter), magnetic
                 rocks, and historic items such as horseshoes,
                 barbed-wire, and refrigerators. This study represents
                 the first, large-scale, blind-test of MEC
                 discrimination technology on production-grade,
                 survey-mode data from the cleanup of a real impact
                 site. The results reported here significantly advance
                 the state-of-the-art in MEC discrimination over
                 alternative forward modelling/ inversion approaches to
                 performing MEC discrimination. We combined Linear
                 Genetic Programming (LGP) and statistical analysis to
                 process data from the cleanup of 600 acres of the
                 F.E.Warren Air Force Base. These data contained almost
                 30,000 targets of interest identified by geophysicists,
                 including three-hundred thirty-two 75mm projectiles
                 (75mm) and 37mm projectiles (37mm). A little under
                 one-third of the ground truth was held back by the
                 customer for blind-testing. Our task was to
                 discriminate intact 37mm and 75mm from the clutter by
                 ordering the targets from most-likely to be MEC to
                 least-likely to be MEC in what is referred to as a
                 prioritised dig list. We identified all 75mm by
                 28.2percent of the way through our prioritized dig-list
                 and all 37mm by 64.2percent of the way through the
                 prioritised dig list. Thus, depending on ordnance type,
                 we reduced the number of targets that had to be
                 excavated (false alarms) to clear the entire site by
                 between 35percent and 72percent.",
  notes =        "GECCO-2007 A joint meeting of the sixteenth
                 international conference on genetic algorithms
                 (ICGA-2007) and the twelfth annual genetic programming
                 conference (GP-2007).

                 ACM Order Number 910071",

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