Journal Published Online: 01 September 1982
Volume 5, Issue 3/4

Sensitivity Study of a Ground Probing Radar System



A study was undertaken to determine the sensitivity of a ground probing radar (GPR) system. A review of the literature showed that an interface caused by a small contrast in densities resulted in a minimum amount of power from a transmitted signal being reflected. The following laboratory study revealed that the minimum amount of this power reflected is capable of causing a printable signal. It is these signals that cause difficulty in distinguishing the desired target in a GPR survey. Thus, the GPR system is often too sensitive for many applications, and it is suggested that some type of signal enhancement be considered for the system.

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Bowders, JJ
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Lord, AE
Physics Department, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Koerner, RM
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
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Stock #: GTJ10810J
ISSN: 0149-6115
DOI: 10.1520/GTJ10810J