Combined GPR data analysis technique for diagnostics of structures with thin near-surface layers
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Kharkiv V. Karazin National University
Chair of Highway Design, Geodesy and Land Management, Kharkiv National Automobile and Highway University.
Submission date: 2018-02-19
Final revision date: 2018-03-29
Acceptance date: 2018-05-22
Online publication date: 2018-05-22
Publication date: 2018-09-10
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Dmitry Olegovich Batrakov   

Kharkiv V. Karazin National University, Svobody sq., 4, 61022, Kharkov, 61022 Kharkov, Ukraine
Diagnostyka 2018;19(3):11-20
A method of processing GPR signals based on previously developed algorithms is proposed. The purpose of the study is to increase the accuracy of thickness measurements of near-surface thin layers of multilayer structures. The main idea of the method is to layer-by-layer restoration of physical and geometric characteristics of plane-layered media, for example, car coverings. As a result, with the help of numerical modelling, the operability and practical effectiveness of the proposed method was established. In addition, schemes for the practical implementation of this approach have been proposed for the processing of sounding data of pavement structures using a pulsed ground-penetrating radar "TRF-1". The use of additional procedures, for example, GPR calibration based on data obtained by core sampling, also improves the reliability and accuracy of assessing the current state of road pavements.
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