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Implementation of Transmitter and Receiver for GPR

  1. Jul 9, 2012 #1
    I am a final year student of BEE Telecom. I chose my Final Year Project to design a Transmitter and Receiver for GPR. GPR has already been developed in my institute. It uses VNA as its source. Since VNA is a multipurpose device and the already-implemented project used it to find S11 only, I chose this project to introduce portability in GPR. (VNA available in my institute is bulky)

    The problem is that I have no idea where to begin. I need a head start. I need to develop complete understanding of how the Stepped-Frequency Transmitter (used in already-developed project) and compatible receiver works and I have to develop the whole system too, of course.

    Please guide me and point me in the right direction.

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  3. Jul 9, 2012 #2


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    Could you please define each of your acronyms, to be sure we are all on the same page before we try to help with ideas?
  4. Jul 9, 2012 #3
    GPR = Ground Penetrating Radar
    VNA = Vector Network Analyzer
    S11 (11 is in subscript) = First parameter of S-Matrix. In Electromagnetism, it is simply the reception of what you are sending in the form of waves.
    I hope I did not miss anything.
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