Early developments in ground-probing radar at ERA Technology Ltd.

Early developments in ground-probing radar at ERA Technology Ltd.

For access to this article, please select a purchase option:

Buy article PDF
(plus tax if applicable)
Buy Knowledge Pack
10 articles for $120.00
(plus taxes if applicable)

IET members benefit from discounts to all IET publications and free access to E&T Magazine. If you are an IET member, log in to your account and the discounts will automatically be applied.

Learn more about IET membership 

Recommend Title Publication to library

You must fill out fields marked with: *

Librarian details
Your details
Why are you recommending this title?
Select reason:
IEE Proceedings F (Communications, Radar and Signal Processing) — Recommend this title to your library

Thank you

Your recommendation has been sent to your librarian.

A survey of the developments in ground-probing radar technology undertaken by the team at ERA Technology between 1980 and 1985 is presented. These span all of the contributing areas of technology including hardware, software and field experience. Radars of advanced design with wide dynamic ranges, high resolution and capable of much higher data rates than previous systems have been built. They incorporate important developments in antennas, pulse generators and receiver design. The use of digital circuitry wherever possible has allowed great flexibility in the design, allowing signal processing to be readily included in real-time systems. A hierarchy of software has been implemented ranging from simple detection procedures to advanced target recognition algorithms. Ground-probing radars have been operated in a wide range of conditions for the detection of plastic mines, the inspection of civil engineering structures and the assessment of mineral resources.


    1. 1)
      • G.S. Smith , L.N. An . Loop antennas for directive transmission into a material halfspace. Radio Sci. , 664 - 674
    2. 2)
      • M. Kanda . A relatively short cylindrical broadband antenna with resistive loading for picosecond pulse measurements. IEEE Trans.
    3. 3)
      • L.C. Chan , D.L. Moffatt , L. Peters . A characterisation of sub-surface radar targets. Proc. IEEE , 991 - 1000
    4. 4)
      • Prony ‘Essai experimentale et analytique’. Paris J. L'Ecole Poly-technique, Cahier 2, 1795, pp. 24–76.

Related content

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address