Numerical Analysis of the Ground Penetrating Radar's Return Signal for Mine Detection at Various Frequencies and Soil Conditions

다양한 주파수 및 토양 조건에서 지뢰 탐지용 지표투과레이더 수신신호의 수치해석

  • Hong, Jin-Young (Department of Military Electronic Communication, Yeungjin College) ;
  • Ju, Jung-Mung (Department of Electronic Information and Communication Engineering, Hongik University) ;
  • Han, Seung-Hoon (Samsung Thales Co., Ltd.) ;
  • Oh, Yisok (Department of Electronic Information and Communication Engineering, Hongik University)
  • 홍진영 (영진전문대학 국방전자통신과) ;
  • 주정명 (홍익대학교 전자정보통신공학과) ;
  • 한승훈 (삼성탈레스(주)) ;
  • 오이석 (홍익대학교 전자정보통신공학과)
  • Received : 2012.10.19
  • Accepted : 2012.12.10
  • Published : 2012.12.31


Return signals of a ground penetrating radar(GPR) for mine detection at various frequencies and soil moisture contents are analyzed in this paper. We first compute the dielectric constant, conductivity and attenuation loss based on clay loam which is Korea standard soil. The mine-detection images of GPR at various frequencies are also obtained using the finite-difference time-domain(FDTD) technique. Then, the signal-to-clutter ratio(SCR) and received power of the radar are studied. It is shown that the variable frequency channels are suitable for a GPR to detect landmines at various soil conditions.


GPR;Mine Detection;FDTD;Soil Moisture Content;Dielectric Constant


Supported by : 삼성탈레스


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