Ground-penetrating radar land mine imaging: Two-dimensional seismic migration and three-dimensional inverse scattering in layered media
Article first published online: 25 FEB 2005
Copyright 2005 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 40, Issue 1, February 2005
How to Cite
2005), Ground-penetrating radar land mine imaging: Two-dimensional seismic migration and three-dimensional inverse scattering in layered media, Radio Sci., 40, RS1S90, doi:10.1029/2004RS003087., and (
- Issue published online: 25 FEB 2005
- Article first published online: 25 FEB 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 1 NOV 2004
- Manuscript Revised: 28 SEP 2004
- Manuscript Received: 27 APR 2004
- ground-penetrating radar;
- land mine detection;
- nonlinear inversion;
- layered media
 This paper presents two methods for ground-penetrating radar (GPR) imaging of land mines: a two-dimensional (2-D) seismic migration method and a 3-D nonlinear inverse scattering method. The seismic migration technique has been successfully applied to processing field data sets collected at a test site. The results show that the seismic migration technique is a useful real-time imaging method. To image the 3-D structure of the land mine, we have developed a full 3-D nonlinear inverse scattering algorithm on the basis of the contrast source inversion method. To account for the ground surface and potentially other subsurface layers, the inverse scattering method uses a multilayered medium as a background. Preliminary results demonstrate that the 3-D inverse scattering method can successfully provide high-resolution reconstruction of high-contrast buried objects.