Principles of mine detection by ground-penetrating radar

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Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) is a sensor which has a good potential for use in buried land mine detection. Compared to metal detectors (EMI sensors), GPR can detect both metallic and non-metallic objects, and has the capability of imaging the target shape. However, application of GPR to mine detection has suffered from many technical problems. In this chapter, the principles of GPR, especially the relation of GPR signal to physical parameters, is described. The dielectric properties of objects are essential in GPR surveying, and in practical situations, soil moisture and soil inhomogeneity are the most important parameters to consider in mine detection by GPR.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnti-personnel Landmine Detection for Humanitarian Demining
Subtitle of host publicationThe Current Situation and Future Direction for Japanese Research and Development
PublisherSpringer London
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781848823457
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Clutter
  • Dielectric constant
  • GPR
  • Signal processing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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