Influence of heterogeneous soils and clutter on the performance of ground-penetrating radar for landmine detection

Kazunori Takahashi, Jan Igel, Holger Preetz, Motoyuki Sato

研究成果: Article査読

27 被引用数 (Scopus)

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Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) has been studied for landmine detection and identification. Since this application employs higher frequencies as compared to conventional largescale GPR measurements, the GPR performance is greatly influenced by soil properties and their spatial heterogeneity. In order to study the influence of soil heterogeneity on GPR performance, three types of soil were investigated. From the soil heterogeneity, GPR clutter was modeled with the aim of assessing the difficulty encountered in successful GPR performance. A handheld dual-sensor system that combines a metal detector and GPR was tested in these three test soils, and its performance for identifying buried objects was evaluated. The GPR performance obtained from the test showed a clear correlation with the modeled GPR clutter. Hence, the present study illustrates that clutter plays a major role in the detection of small objects in heterogeneous soil by GPR.

本文言語English
論文番号6572856
ページ(範囲)3464-3472
ページ数9
ジャーナルIEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
52
6
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2014 6月

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 電子工学および電気工学
  • 地球惑星科学(全般)

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