Accession Number : ADA194286

Title :   Signal Processing Software for Ground Penetrating Radar. User's Manual.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Aug 85-Sep 87,

Corporate Author : SIGMA RESEARCH INC REDMOND WA

Personal Author(s) : Liem, Ronnie ; Davis, Thomas J

PDF Url : ADA194286

Report Date : Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 239

Abstract : This is the user's manual for the signal processing software fo r reducing ground penetrating radar (GPR) data. The manual provides background information and instructions for operating the computer program. The developed program is based on the synthetic aperture focusing technique. Input data to the program consists of digitized sequential GPR scans from a linear survey. The format for the input data is specified in Appendix C. The output of the program are two-dimensional plots of the ground profile showing the stations and depth of the objects identified by the program. Features of the program include utilities to determine the velocity of propagation of the GPR signal and the location of the ground surface as well as semi-automatic and automatic processing of the data. The program is designed to operate on an IBM PC or compatible computer. Other hardware and supporting software requirements for operating the program are specified in Appendix B. Keywords: High resolution, Buried utilities.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *EARTH PENETRATING DEVICES, *RADAR, AUTOMATIC, BURIED OBJECTS, DEPTH, FOCUSING, GROUND LEVEL, HIGH RESOLUTION, INPUT, OUTPUT, PLOTTING, PROCESSING, PROPAGATION, REQUIREMENTS, SIGNAL PROCESSING, SURFACES, SURVEYS, SYNTHETIC APERTURE SONAR, TWO DIMENSIONAL, USER MANUALS, VELOCITY

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE