Surveys in Geophysics

, Volume 39, Issue 6, pp 1069–1079 | Cite as

Improvement of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Data Interpretability by an Enhanced Inverse Scattering Strategy

  • Raffaele PersicoEmail author
  • Giovanni Ludeno
  • Francesco Soldovieri
  • Albéric De Coster
  • Sébastien Lambot


This paper is inserted into the framework of inverse scattering with application to Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) data and is meant to provide a method helping to apply inverse scattering algorithms to electrically large investigation domains. In particular, we focus on the depth slices that are particularly important in application on cultural heritage and propose in relationship with the depth slices a strategy that we will call “shifting zoom” that is specifically a method to mitigate the effects of the limited view angle in the linear tomographic inversion applied to GPR data. In particular, this paper is an extended version of the contribution (Persico et al. in: Proceedings of Imeko international conference on metrology for archaeology and cultural heritage, Lecce, Italy, 2017a), published in the Proceedings of the conference metrology for archaeology 2017. We propose here a validation of the shifting zoom versus experimental data gathered in a controlled test site, and we will show the effect of the shifting zoom on depth slices achieved from these data after a linear inverse scattering processing has been applied for their focusing.


GPR Depth slices Shifting zoom 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raffaele Persico
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Giovanni Ludeno
    • 3
  • Francesco Soldovieri
    • 3
  • Albéric De Coster
    • 4
  • Sébastien Lambot
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute for the Archaeological and Monumental Heritage IBAM-CNRLecceItaly
  2. 2.International Telematic University Uninettuno UTIURomeItaly
  3. 3.Institute for the electromagneting sensing of the environment IREA-CNRNaplesItaly
  4. 4.Universitè catholique de LouvainLouvain-la-NeuveBelgium

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