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Volume 40, Issue 8
  • ISSN: 0263-5046
  • E-ISSN: 1365-2397

Abstract

Abstract

Recent development of ground penetrating radar (GPR) technology, together with effective unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), have made it possible to carry out airborne GPR measurements across areas otherwise difficult to access and survey. The interest in airborne GPR studies has therefore been rising steadily in recent years and applications are many, including bathymetry, glaciology, archaeology, near-surface geology, ice- and snow thickness, road planning, peat, and wetland studies.

However, airborne GPR measurements introduce several challenges that affect surface-based measurements to a lesser extent. Some of these challenges are regulatory, others of a more technical nature. In this article, we will discuss the effects an airborne antenna solution has on antenna footprint, unwanted signal input and signal loss. We will also describe a few scenarios where airborne GPR has been successfully used. Throughout the included studies, and depending on the application, different MALÅ GeoDrone antennas (developed and manufactured by Guideline Geo) have been used. At this point, it is also important to remind the reader the importance of adhering to local and regional regulations regarding the use of both UAV and GPR equipment.

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