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Digital Object Identifier (DOI) : 10.14569/IJACSA.2017.080753
Article Published in International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), Volume 8 Issue 7, 2017.
Abstract: This paper presents a comparative review study on ultra-wideband (UWB) antenna technology for Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) applications. The proposed antenna designs for UWB ground penetrating radar include a bow-tie antennas, Vivaldi antennas, horn antennas, planar antennas, tapered slot antennas, dipole antennas, and spiral antennas. Furthermore a comprehensive study in terms of operating frequency range, gain and impedance bandwidth on each antenna is performed in order to select a suitable antenna structure to analyze it for GPR systems. Based on the design comparison, the antenna with a significant gain and enhanced bandwidth has been selected for future perspective to examine the penetration depth and resolution imaging, simultaneously suitable for GPR detection applications. Three different types of antennas are chosen to be more suitable from the final comparison which includes Vivaldi, horn and tapered slot antennas. On further analysis a tapered slot antenna is a promising candidate as it has the ability to address the problems such as penetration depth and resolution imaging in GPR system due to its directional property, high gain and greater bandwidth operation, both in the lower and higher frequency range.
Jawad Ali, Noorsaliza Abdullah, Muhammad Yusof Ismail, Ezri Mohd and Shaharil Mohd Shah, “Ultra-Wideband Antenna Design for GPR Applications: A Review” International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), 8(7), 2017. http://dx.doi.org/10.14569/IJACSA.2017.080753