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.
|Title of host publication||Anti-personnel Landmine Detection for Humanitarian Demining|
|Subtitle of host publication||The Current Situation and Future Direction for Japanese Research and Development|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2009 Dec 1|
- Dielectric constant
- Signal processing
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