Ground Penetrating Radar for Internal Security Applications

By Prof. Shalabh Gupta


Internal security forces in today’s world can tackle many of the challenges they face by deploying advanced technologies. One of these technologies is the Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR). The GPR sends out radio frequency signals into the ground. The reflected signals received by the radar are analyzed to detect or identify sub-surface anomalies by providing real-time visuals of subsurface scans. The GPR can help in detecting or identifying buried objects such as IEDs or hidden underground tunnels. This talk will cover various aspects of the GPR, including a brief description of the GPR technology followed by the discussion on various use cases as well as limitations of the GPR.


Dr. Shalabh Gupta is a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at IIT Bombay since 2009. He received B. Tech degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur in 2001, and M.S. and PhD degrees from UCLA in 2004 and 2009, respectively, all in Electrical Engineering. For his PhD, he worked on the development of high-resolution high-speed analog-to-digital converters using optical techniques. From 2003-2006, he worked in the industry on the design of analog integrated circuits for high-speed serial links and RFICs for wireless communications. Dr. Gupta also spent some time at NEC Labs (Princeton, NJ) to learn and contribute in the area of high speed coherent optical links. His current research interests include electronic and photonic integrated circuits and systems for wired, wireless, and optical communications. He is also interested in developing RF/electronic systems for internal security applications.

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