Electromagnetic soil properties and performance of GPR for landmine detection: How to measure, how to analyse and how to classify?

Jan Igel, Kazunori Takahashi, Holger Preetz

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Abstract

Soil influence on the performance of ground-penetrating radar (GPR) for landmine detection is investigated. Electric resistivity tomography (ERT), time-domain reflectometry (TDR) and GPR are used to measure the electric and dielectric properties of a variety of soils in the field. The results are used to generate soil models that are the basis for the simulations of realistic GPR data. Spatial soil variability shows to be high and causes a significant impact. Permittivity fluctuations show to have a larger influence than fluctuations of conductivity. The soils of a test facility are investigated with geophysical techniques and are classified according to the expected impact on landmine detection. The classification is congruent to the results of a dual-sensor test that was carried out on the facility. Geophysical measurements on soils and geostatistical data analysis can be used to predict the performance of GPR.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 6th International Workshop on Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar, IWAGPR 2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Aug 31
Event2011 6th International Workshop on Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar, IWAGPR 2011 - Aachen, Germany
Duration: 2011 Jun 222011 Jun 24

Publication series

Name2011 6th International Workshop on Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar, IWAGPR 2011

Other

Other2011 6th International Workshop on Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar, IWAGPR 2011
CountryGermany
CityAachen
Period11/6/2211/6/24

Keywords

  • FD-simulation
  • GPR performance
  • Landmine
  • geostatistics
  • soil properties

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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