The Curvelet Transform Application to the Analysis of Data Received from GPR Technique

  • S. Cieszczyk Lublin University of Technology
  • T. Lawicki Lublin University of Technology
  • A. Miaskowski University of Life Science
Keywords: GPR, curvelet transform, signal processing, electromagnetic imaging


The article presents the analysis of both, synthetic and experimental Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) data by the use of curvelet transform. The images, received from GPR technique, called B-scans are 2D images, where the first dimension represents time and the other one represents depth. These images are often low resolution and noisy. Besides, B-scans are often very difficult to interpret even for experts. That is why the curvelet transform has been applied to clarify the meaning of images. We have shown that the image analysis process of B-scans can be automated by the use of curvelet transform, which lets us detect the edges in any angle in the image under consideration. It was proven that the proper analysis and the choice of curvelet transform coefficients allows to clearly specify the location of the target. The main advantage of the curvelet analysis is the efficient detection even when we deal with low resolution and noisy images.