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Method of amplitude and phase correction of GPR system transient response
Author(s): Alexander G. Chernokalov; Nikolay Chubinsky; Andrei Krampuls
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Paper Abstract

In this report a method of frequency- and time-domain GPR signal processing is proposed for increasing the detection probability for objects with weak contrast, especially for layer boundaries with non-sharp changes of dielectric permittivity. The method consists of amplitude and phase correction either on receiver input or digitally on its output (after scaling of input signal spectrum by stroboscopic converter). Such filtration can suppress interference due to finite damping of antenna transient response (exponential decrease of signal oscillation amplitude), signal reverberations in feeder lines (constant amplitude of oscillations) and between antennas in air (t-c decrease of amplitude). A complex coefficient is defined in frequency domain, which allows to transform the spectrum of mean signal to gauss-like spectrum. Then, in time domain after the filtration signal waveform is similar to Rieker wavelet and has almost no oscillations. This can increase the reliability of detection of weak reflections overlapped with late time oscillations of direct coupling signal.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 April 2000
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4084, Eighth International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar, (27 April 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.383585
Show Author Affiliations
Alexander G. Chernokalov, Russian Space Corp. Energiya (Russia)
Nikolay Chubinsky, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (Russia)
Andrei Krampuls, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4084:
Eighth International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar
David A. Noon; Glen F. Stickley; Dennis Longstaff, Editor(s)

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