Application of the ground penetrating radar to detect weapons caches and unexploded ordnance: laboratory experiments

Hussein Khalefa Chlaib, Wathiq Abdulnaby, Najah Abd
2014 IOSR Journal of Applied Geology and Geophysic  
For the security reasons, buried weapons need to be detected. This study explains laboratory experiments of using the Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) to study the feasibility and ability of this technique to detect these subsurface caches and calculate the target depth and dimensions. Iron, plastic, wooden boxes filled with metallic materials, and empty plastic box buried in the sand box had been used as examples of the weapons caches. The GPR system had been run over these materials with
more » ... terials with 1500MHz GSSI antenna. The GPR data indicate that all the four cases are predictable and investigated by this non-destructive geophysical tool. Also, the distinctions between the different weapons containers and the filled or empty boxes are easy to be investigated by the GPR system.
doi:10.9790/0990-0254150 fatcat:sczui7ilmrclhbyemzqamfkacq