Transmitted Field In The Lossy Ground From Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Dipole Antenna
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D. Poljak, V. Dorić
The paper deals with the evaluation of transmitted electric field in the ground due to the GPR dipole antenna. The frequency domain formulation is based on the integro-differential equation of the Pocklington type. The influence of the earth–air interface is taken into account via the simplified reflection/transmission coefficient arising from the Modified Image Theory (MIT). The space-frequency Pocklington equation is solved via the Galerkin–Bubnov variant of the Indirect Boundary Element Method (GB-IBEM) and the corresponding transmitted field is obtained by numerically computing field integrals. Some preliminary results for the electric field transmitted into material media are presented.
ground penetrating radar, dipole antenna, lossy half-space, transmitted field, numerical solution procedures