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Remote Sens. 2016, 8(11), 926; doi:10.3390/rs8110926

Interference Mitigation Achieved with a Reconfigurable Stepped Frequency GPR System

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Received: 25 July 2016 / Revised: 17 October 2016 / Accepted: 28 October 2016 / Published: 7 November 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Radar Systems for the Societal Challenges)
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In this contribution, some possible effects of large band electromagnetic interferences on Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) data are shown, and a possible way to counteract them is shown, too. The mitigation of the interferences is implemented thanks to a prototypal reconfigurable stepped frequency GPR system, that allows to program the integration time of the harmonic tones vs. the frequency. In particular, an algorithm for the measurement of the effects of the interferences in the field (linked to the signal to interference ratio) is proposed and tested vs. experimental data. The paper will show some advantages and some drawbacks of the proposed procedure. View Full-Text
Keywords: Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR); stepped frequency; electromagnetic interferences; reconfigurability Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR); stepped frequency; electromagnetic interferences; reconfigurability
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Persico, R.; Leucci, G. Interference Mitigation Achieved with a Reconfigurable Stepped Frequency GPR System. Remote Sens. 2016, 8, 926.

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