Ground Penetrating Radar Radargram Filter using Singularity Expansion Method

Authors

  • Eder Fabian Ruiz Departamento de Ingeniería Eléctrica y Electrónica, Universidad Nacional de Colombia - Sede Bogotá, Bogotá, Colombia
  • Daniel Chaparro-Arce Departamento de Ingeniería Eléctrica y Electrónica, Universidad Nacional de Colombia - Sede Bogotá, Bogotá, Colombia
  • John J. Pantoja 1 Departamento de Ingeniería Eléctrica y Electrónica, Universidad Nacional de Colombia - Sede Bogotá, Bogotá, Colombia 2 Directed Energy Research Centre, Technology Innovation Institute Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Felix Vega 1 Departamento de Ingeniería Eléctrica y Electrónica, Universidad Nacional de Colombia - Sede Bogotá, Bogotá, Colombia 2 Directed Energy Research Centre, Technology Innovation Institute Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Chaouki Kasmiv Directed Energy Research Centre, Technology Innovation Institute Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Fahad Al Yafei Directed Energy Research Centre, Technology Innovation Institute Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Keywords:

Ground Penetrating, singularity expansion method (SEM)

Abstract

In this paper, the singularity expansion method (SEM) is used to improve the signal-to-clutter ratio of radargrams obtained with a ground penetration radar (GPR). SEM allows to select the poles of the GPR signals corresponding to unwanted signals, clutter, and also reflections of specific buried objects. A highly reflective metallic material was used to assess the use of SEM as a tool to eliminate unwanted reflections and signals produced by a GPR. Selected clutter poles are eliminated from each frame of the SAR image in order to keep only desired poles for analysis. Finally, the reconstructed radargram obtained applying SEM is compared with the image obtained using a well-known processing technique. Results show that the proposed technique can be used to straightforwardly remove undesired signals measured with GPRs.

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2020-11-07

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Eder Fabian Ruiz, Daniel Chaparro-Arce, John J. Pantoja, Felix Vega, Chaouki Kasmiv, & Fahad Al Yafei. (2020). Ground Penetrating Radar Radargram Filter using Singularity Expansion Method. The Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society Journal (ACES), 35(11), 1437–1438. Retrieved from https://journals.riverpublishers.com/index.php/ACES/article/view/7639

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