Bistatic GPR by using an optical electric field sensor

Seong Jun Cho, Ryohei Tanaka, Motoyuki Sato

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In order to apply to land mine detection effectively, bistatic GPR using an optical electric field sensor as a receiver has been developed. The optical electric field sensor is very small and uses optical fiber instead of metallic coaxial cable. With the combination of these advantages and the bistatic radar system, it can be possible for an operator to measure quite flexible and safely. The sensor has been tested in stepped frequency radar system with frequency which consists of a vector network analyzer, a fixed double ridged horn antenna as transmitter and computer controlled receiver-positioner for 2D scanning. For considering effectiveness in real field, we applied impulse radar system, which consist of a digital oscilloscope and a impulse generator to produce the impulse with 250 psec pulse width and the diffraction stacking has been adopted for 3D image reconstruction. Detection of a PMN2 mine model was carried out by the impulse radar system at a sand pit with two modes of data acquisition: the stepped data acquisition and the continuous data acquisition. The PMN2 were detected clearly with sufficiently high resolution in TM mode measurement in both modes, the target contrast was almost the same while the scanning time decreased down to 1/18, 9 min/m2 in case of continuous data acquisition mode which satisfies the requirement for practical use.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication25th Anniversary IGARSS 2005
Subtitle of host publicationIEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event2005 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2005 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2005 Jul 252005 Jul 29

Publication series

NameInternational Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)


Other2005 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2005
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of


  • Bistatic GPR
  • Impulse radar
  • Optical electric field sensor
  • Stepped frequecy radar

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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