Forward modeling for full-polarimetric ground penetrating radar

Xuan Feng, Li Long Zou, Cai Liu, Qi Lu, Wen-Jing Liang Wen-Jing, Li Li Li, Shi Yu Wang

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Full-polarimetric ground penetrating radar (GPR) can obtain the co-polarization and cross-polarization information simultaneously, which can help to understand the target attribute better. A forward modeling algorithm for the full polarization GPR is developed using finite- difference time-domain (FDTD) method in this paper. The full polarization information is simulated by setting transmitting antenna and receiving antenna in horizontal and orthogonal directions. A metal plate and a corner reflector are used as targets. The simulation results show good coincidence to the results obtained by model experiment. Furthermore, the responses of random surface and oblique fracture are simulated, and good results are obtained. Both simulation and experiment results show that full polarization information will help us to identify target attributes such as the shape, structure, orientation and physical properties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)349-357
Number of pages9
JournalActa Geophysica Sinica
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Feb 20
Externally publishedYes


  • Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) method
  • Forward modeling
  • Full polarization
  • Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Geochemistry and Petrology


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