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Development of an innovative ground penetrating radar for recognition and identification of subsurface buried objects

Objective

Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) has proven to be the best candidate for non- invasive sub-surface analysis. In response to specific limitations of existing systems, the SMART-RAD project intends to develop an innovative technology able to set forth the conditions for a widespread commercialisation of GPR tools within a broad range of industrial sectors where efficient underground inspection is required. SMART-RAD will be able to reliably detect buried objects and will have easy on-field data interpretation capability, such to be used by untrained operators. The system will have a broad class of potential users in the construction and re-development industry, as efficient and cheap alternative to conventional ground inspection methods in construction or de-commissioning sites, reducing the risk of damages and accidents during excavation operations.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

D'APPOLONIA SPA
Address
Via San Nazaro 19
Genova
Italy

Participants (6)

BUILDING RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Bucknalls Lane, Garston
Watford
FEDERAL INSTITUTE FOR MATERIAL RESEARCH AND TESTING
Germany
Address
Unter Der Eichen 87
12205 Berlin
G IMPULS PRAHA SPOL SRO
Czechia
Address
Nerudova 232
Jenec
MALA GEOSCIENCE AB
Sweden
Address
Skolgatan 11
930 70 Malaa
STRUCTURAL TESTING SERVICES LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Empress Road 179, Empress Park 4A
SO14 0JX Southampton
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA
Italy
Address
1,Via Ferrata 1
27100 Pavia