Microwave Techniques for Detection of Buried Objects

  • Yuanqing Geng

Student thesis: Master of Philosophy


Detection and identification of the buried objects beneath the surface have been gained a lot of attention from researchers, since it has been utilized in many regions. Such as landmine detection, dam monitoring, and pavement monitoring, etc. Due to its special advantage, ground penetrating radar (GPR) system has been considered as one of the major methods to image the subsurfaceThis thesis provides a ground penetrating radar (GPR) system that is used to detect and identify buried objects beneath the surface. A method for numerical modelling of GPR system is presented in this thesis and an optimized algorithm is developed. Simulation of the GPR system under the environment of MATLAB is applied to observe and analyze the change of waveform propagation.A new tunable pico-second pulse generator is revealed in this thesis. Step recovery diode (SRD) has been introduced here due to its particular advantages. Simulation and experiment operate for examination of the properties of the new tunable pico-second pulse generator.
Date of Award1 Aug 2017
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Manchester
SupervisorZhipeng Wu (Supervisor)

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