This book offers an overview of modern advances in Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) for the reader hoping to understand comprehensive electromagnetic culture, combining instrumental development of radar, signal processing, imaging, and calibration/correction of measured data.
GPR has a multi-disciplinary character that can bring together a diverse and broad community. Of concern are the design and optimization of innovative radars, by virtue of the antennas and associated electronics, imaging algorithms, methodological diversity, calibration procedure, and the development of tools for the interpretation of data in mono-static or multi-static configurations within frequency or transient domains.
This book provides illustrations in civil engineering for the diagnosis of transport infrastructures and buildings, archeological surveys for the appreciation of cultural heritage, detection of underground pipes and cavities, estimation of soil water content for agriculture, and mapping of root trees developing underground, and in planetology, the analysis of the internal structure of planets and other celestial bodies through electromagnetic waves.
1. Electromagnetic Imaging of GPR Data: Theory and Experiments, Michele Ambrosanio, Martina Teresa Bevacqua, Tommaso Isernia and Vito Pascazio.
2. Nonlinear and Hybrid Inversion Techniques for Ground Penetrating Radar Imaging, Valentina Schenone, Alessandro Fedeli, Matteo Pastorino† and Andrea Randazzo.
3. Sensor Deployment in Subsurface GPR Imaging, Maria Antonia Maisto, Angela Dell’Aversano, Antonio Cuccaro and Raffaele Solimene.
4. Ground Penetrating Radar Tomography for Cultural Heritage, Ilaria Catapano, Giovanni Ludeno, Gianluca Gennarelli, Giuseppe Esposito, Lorenzo Crocco and Francesco Soldovieri.
5. The Full-Wave Radar Equation for Wave Propagation in Multilayered Media and Its Applications, Sébastien Lambot, Kaijun Wu, Arthur Sluÿters and Jean Vanderdonckt.
6. Assessment of Flexible Pavements by GPR: 20 Years of R&D in France, Xavier Dérobert, Amine Ihamouten, Vincent Baltazart, David Guilbert, Shreedhar Savant Todkar, Grégory Andreoli, Bachir Tchana-Tankeu, Jean-Michel Simonin and Cyrille Fauchard.
7. GPR for Tree Roots Reconstruction under Heterogeneous Soil Conditions, Abderrahmane Aboudourib, Mohammed Serhir and Dominique Lesselier.
8. Sounding Radars and Ground Penetrating Radars Designed for the Exploration of Our Solar System – Focus on Planet Mars, Valérie Ciarletti.
Mohammed Serhir is Associate Professor at CentraleSupélec, Gif-sur-Yvette, and is part of SONDRA CentraleSupélec ONERA NUS DSO Research Alliance in France. His research interests include GPR, microwave imaging, antenna design, modeling, and measurement in harmonic and time domains.
Dominique Lesselier is CNRS Director of Research Emeritus, Laboratoire des Signaux et Systèmes, Gif-sur-Yvette, jointly at Université Paris-Saclay, CNRS and CentraleSupélec in France. His research interests include the development of solutions to inverse problems and imaging methods, encompassing mathematics, numerics, and applications.
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