Special Issue "Close-Range Remote Sensing by Ground Penetrating Radar"
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2014).
Interests: ground-penetrating radar; close-range photogrammetry; terrestrial laser scanner; cultural heritage applications
Ground penetrating radar (GPR) is a geophysical and close-range remote sensing technique based on the use of radar pulses to detect underground features and/or changes in material properties within materials. The principles of GPR operation are based on the ability of low frequency radar waves to penetrate into a non-conductive medium; such a medium usually is subsoil, but can also consist of walls, concrete, snow, etc. The signal emitted travels through the material, and is scattered and/or reflected by changes in impedance; such changes give rise to events that appear similar to the emitted signal. Therefore, GPR is a suitable method for studying changes in propagation medium’ physical properties, and also for characterizing different mediums and reflective targets, by providing information about their physical properties. The last decades have seen major advances as GPR technology matures:GPR has been applied not only from ground-based and airborne platforms, but also from spaceborne platforms.
This special issue is mainly dedicated to publishing state-of-the-art studies on the use of GPR as a close-range remote sensing tool. We invite you to submit articles on the following topics:
- GPR systems and antennas
- Data processing
- Geological, geotechnical, and environmental applications
- Civil engineering and pavements
- Archaeology and cultural heritage
- Mining detection
- GPR and other NDT technologies
Air and spaceborne GPR applications are also welcome.
Dr. Henrique Lorenzo
Dr. Mercedes Solla
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