Analytical investigations of ground modifications assisting the detection of a buried object

Constantinos A. Valagiannopoulos, Nikolaos L. Tsitsas, Ari H. Sihvola

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Abstract

A ground-penetrating radar (GPR) antenna excites a perfectly electric conducting inclusion buried inside the ground. The scattering problem is solved semi-analytically via integral equation techniques. The permittivity and thickness of a superstrate deposited atop the ground are determined such that the detectability of the inclusion is significantly increased. Results from numerical simulations are presented exhibiting the effectiveness of the approach. Emphasis is given on the effects that the shape of the buried inclusion has on the scattered field.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 URSI International Symposium on Electromagnetic Theory, EMTS 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages783-786
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509025022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 19 2016
Event2016 URSI International Symposium on Electromagnetic Theory, EMTS 2016 - Espoo, Finland
Duration: Aug 14 2016Aug 18 2016

Conference

Conference2016 URSI International Symposium on Electromagnetic Theory, EMTS 2016
CountryFinland
CityEspoo
Period8/14/168/18/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Radiation

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    Valagiannopoulos, C. A., Tsitsas, N. L., & Sihvola, A. H. (2016). Analytical investigations of ground modifications assisting the detection of a buried object. In 2016 URSI International Symposium on Electromagnetic Theory, EMTS 2016 (pp. 783-786). [7571519] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/URSI-EMTS.2016.7571519