Near-Field or Far-Field Full-Wave Ground Penetrating Radar Modeling as a Function of the Antenna Height Above a Planar Layered Medium

The selection of a near-field or far-field Ground-Penetrating Radar (GPR) model is an important question for an accurate but computationally effective characterization of medium electrical properties using full-wave inverse modeling. In this paper, the authors determined an antenna height threshold for the near-field and far-field full-wave GPR models by analyzing the variation of the spatial derivatives of the Green's function over the antenna aperture. The obtained results show that the ratio of this threshold to the maximum dimension of the antenna aperture is approximately equal to 1.2.

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