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# Analytic Methods for Pulsed Signal Interaction with Layered, Lossy Soil Environments and Buried Objects

## Abstract

Inverse algorithms for processing data due to wave scattering from complex environments can be strengthened by incorporating relevant robust wave physics in the inversion scheme. Because of the complexity of the target-background environment for ground penetrating radar (GPR) applications, the GPR processing strategy generally relies heavily on numerical, model-based and statistical techniques. A model is proposed here which injects wave-based analytic techniques to reduce the size and(or) complexity of the overall problem. The model is structured around high resolution pulsed-beam propagators for transporting the incident signal to and from the target through lossy dispersive soil environments. Attention is given to those portions of an overall problem which are good candidates for wave-based analytic methods and those portions which are better served by other methods.

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Gaussian Beam Ground Penetrate Radar Pulse Beam Wave Object Leaky Mode## Preview

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