Introduction to Ground Penetrating Radar
A real-world guide to practical applications of ground penetrating radar (GPR)
The nondestructive nature of ground penetrating radar makes it an important and popular method of subsurface imaging, but it is a highly specialized field, requiring a deep understanding of the underlying science for successful application. Introduction to Ground Penetrating Radar: Inverse Scattering and Data Processing provides experienced professionals with the background they need to ensure precise data collection and analysis.
Written to build upon the information presented in more general introductory volumes, the book discusses the fundamental mathematical, physical, and engineering principles upon which GPR is built. Real-world examples and field data provide readers an accurate view of day-to-day GPR use. Topics include:
* 2D scattering for dielectric and magnetic targets
* 3D scattering equations and migration algorithms
* Host medium characterization and diffraction tomography
* Time and frequency steps in GPR data sampling
* The Born approximation and the singular value decomposition
The six appendices contain the mathematical proofs of all examples discussed throughout the book. Introduction to Ground Penetrating Radar: Inverse Scattering and Data Processing is a comprehensive resource that will prove invaluable in the field.