Genetic Programming for Discrimination of Buried Unexploded Ordnance (UXO)

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  author =       "Edwin Roger Banks and Edwin Nunez and Paul Agarwal and 
                 Claudette Owens and Marshall McBride and Ron Liedel",
  title =        "Genetic Programming for Discrimination of Buried
                 Unexploded Ordnance (UXO)",
  booktitle =    "Late breaking paper at Genetic and Evolutionary
                 Computation Conference {(GECCO'2005)}",
  year =         "2005",
  month =        "25-29 " # jun,
  editor =       "Franz Rothlauf",
  address =      "Washington, D.C., USA",
  URL =          "",
  keywords =     "genetic algorithms, genetic programming",
  abstract =     "According to the Department of Defense, over 10
                 million acres of land in the US need to be cleared of
                 buried unexploded ordnance (UXO). Worldwide, UXO
                 injures thousands each year. Cleanup costs are
                 prohibitively expensive due to the difficulties in
                 discriminating buried UXO from other inert non-UXO
                 objects. Government agencies are actively searching for
                 improved sensor methodologies to detect and
                 discriminate buried UXO from other objects. We describe
                 the results of work performed on data gathered by the
                 GeoPhex GEM-3 electromagnetic sensor during their
                 attempts to discriminate buried UXO at the U.S. Army
                 Jefferson Proving Ground (JPG). We used a variety of
                 evolutionary computing (EC) approaches that included
                 genetic programming, genetic algorithms, and
                 decision-tree methods. All approaches were essentially
                 formulated as regression problems whereby the EC
                 algorithms used sensor data to evolve buried UXO
                 discrimination chromosomes. Predictions were then
                 compared with a ground-truth file and the number of
                 false positives and negatives determined",
  notes =        "Distributed on CD-ROM at GECCO-2005",

Genetic Programming entries for Edwin Roger Banks Edwin Nunez Paul Agarwal Claudette Owens Marshall McBride Ronald Liedel