Landmine Detection by a Broadband GPR System

Motoyuki Sato, Guangyou Fang, Zhaofa Zeng

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Most of the landmine detection techniques by GPR use a monostatic type radar system, which is suitable for detecting land mines buried in shallow soil, which is normally less than 10cm. The shallow target is difficult to detect by conventional GPR due to its low range resolution. We developed a broadband Vivaldi type antenna, which operates at 1GHz-10GHz. Using this antenna, we made a prototype of a GPR system, which operates at 2GHz-5GHz. By scanning the antenna on a 2D plane, we could obtain clear 3-D images of mine-like targets buried in dry sand. We proposed an array signal processing technique using CMP method, and found it is effective for rejection of the ground surface clutter, even if the ground surface has roughness.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Event2003 IGARSS: Learning From Earth's Shapes and Colours - Toulouse, France
Duration: 2003 Jul 212003 Jul 25


Other2003 IGARSS: Learning From Earth's Shapes and Colours


  • Array Antenna
  • CMP
  • GPR
  • Humanitarian demining
  • Radar clutter
  • Vivaldi antenna

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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