Reducing clutter from ground penetrating radar images of rock piles

Allen Benter, Wayne Moore, Yi Da Xu

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Abstract

This paper presents results of a clutter reduction algorithm to improve images using Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR). The signal return from the ground represents a major source of clutter in GPR. In order to improve the signal to clutter ratio, it is important to remove the ground surface reflections from the signal. Current methods to remove extraneous surface reflections from GPR signals, such as time gating and background averaging, are not suitable for highly irregular surfaces, such as the drawpoint in an underground mine. Experimental results using simple geometric shapes under laboratory conditions are compared to synthetic data, and show an improvement in clutter reduction.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnology solutions for challenging financial times
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherCRCMining Australia
Pages217-225
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventAustralian Mining Technology Conference - Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 27 Oct 200928 Oct 2009

Conference

ConferenceAustralian Mining Technology Conference
CountryAustralia
Period27/10/0928/10/09

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