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High-frequency radar antennas for resolution enhancement of concrete structure images
Author(s): Roland Goettel; Gerhard Moenich; Christiane Maierhofer
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Paper Abstract

Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is increasingly used for non- destructive investigations of concrete structures in civil engineering. The success of any radar investigation depends on the duration of the radiated radar impulse and on the radiation pattern of the antenna. These antenna characteristics influence the spatial resolution of the radar image. To increase the spatial resolution, a high frequency antenna was developed. For this new antenna and two commercial antennas both mentioned antenna characteristics were determined using a concrete half sphere. The different performance of these antennas due to the different characteristics is demonstrated by comparison measurements at two concrete specimens.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 September 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3827, Diagnostic Imaging Technologies and Industrial Applications, (10 September 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.361006
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Roland Goettel, HOCHTIEF (Germany)
Gerhard Moenich, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Christiane Maierhofer, BAM--Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3827:
Diagnostic Imaging Technologies and Industrial Applications
Jorma Lammasniemi; Herbert Wiggenhauser; Gerhard Busse; Bruce G. Batchelor; Wolfgang Poelzleitner; Gerd Dobmann, Editor(s)

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