Assessing and predicting the performance of GPR for landline detection using complete and accurate soil, target and antenna models

The project's key objectives are to develop accurate 3D models of complex near surface soil formations and antenna design variants and so produce complete soil/system GPR models that can be used to assess and predict the performance of a GPR system.

Numerical modelling of GPR signals is the best and, for complex interactions, the only way to develop our understanding of GPR performance under specific conditions and study ways to improve signal quality and GPR transducer design for more powerful and efficient instruments. In particular the well-established Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) approach is computationally efficient and very powerful to allow us to capture the complexities of a complete GPR model and perform computations in reasonable time scales.

GPR Simulation graphic (ground penetration radar)
GPR (Ground Penetration Radar) Simulation
Modal Analysis
Modal Analysis

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Research Institutes: 

  • Infrastructure and Environment

Research Themes: 

  • Infrastructure Sensing and Systems
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