Full-wave radar modeling and inversion for non-destructive characterization of soils and materials.
Mapping of the soil hydrogeophysical properties to support precision agriculture and environmental research.
Aerial shooting, photogrammetry and drone-georadar soil mapping.
Integrated hydrogeophysical inverse modeling to estimate the soil hydraulic properties.
Inspection of roads, tree trunks and other materials using ground-penetrating radar (GPR).
The Georadar Research Centre of the Earth and Life Institute - Environmental Siences at the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) integrates cutting-edge electromagnetic modeling and hydrogeophysics in both fundamental and applied research projects to enhance non-destructive imaging and characterization of subsurface and material properties using ultra wideband ground-penetrating radar (GPR). Initiated in 2000, this longstanding research has in particular been supported by the Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS).
Accurate modeling of the radar-antenna-medium system is essential in full-wave inversion schemes to estimate the physical properties of a medium. For the particular case of far-field GPR with applications to planar layered media, we introduced a closed-form, frequency-domain, radar equation that simultaneously accounts for all antenna effects through frequency-dependent global reflection and transmission coefficients and wave propagation in 3-D layered media through exact Green’s functions (Lambot et al., 2004). Research has been in particular carried out in close collaboration with Delft University of Technology (Prof. Evert Slob) and Forschungszentrum Jülich (Prof. Harry Vereecken). More recently, the approach has been generalized to near-field conditions (Lambot and André, 2014), as prevalent in GPR applications.More information
Ground-penetrating radar, hydrogeophysics, remote sensing, non-destructive-testing.
Digital soil mapping using drone-borne ground-penetrating radar.
Drone-based multispectral sensing of soils. Co-promotion with Prof. Kristof Van Oost.
Visiting scientist from the University of Science and Technology of China.
Visiting scientist from the University of Genoa.
Drone-borne radar for digital soil mapping.
Drone-borne radar for soil moisture monitoring.
Geophysical characterization of the Château de Bousval vineyard.
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