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Research Opportunities On Ground Penetrating Radar under Faculty of Electrical Engineering Technology (FTKE), UniMAP and Agency Nuclear Malaysia
Ground Penetrating Radar is high end equipment that is use extensively to detect underground object.
Unlike conventional metal detector that was use previously to detect underground metal object or mines, GPR can detect metal and non-metal object.
This makes it useful for a lot of application such as detecting underground water tunnel, plastic mines , utility cable and pipes as well as buried bodies.
Research discussion between Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) research group UniMAP and Agency Nuclear Malaysia started since 2015.
Work on algorithm extracting features and developing classification system to differentiate shapes and materials has been on-going since then.
Memorandum of understanding (MOU) on the research of GPR was signed by UniMAP and Nuclear on 4th January 2018 effective for five (5) years from 2018 to 2022.
During intern attachment 2017, GPR scan has been done using metal samples of four different shapes: cylinder, cube, disc and spheres using ideal test rig box using RAMAC GPR. Parallel scans has been done for each samples to increase recognition accuracy of the four shapes.
Using the data, image reconstruction of parallel hyperbolic image is currently being explored under FYP student. A more sophisticated method for shape and material recognition is currently explored using signal processing technique.
With currently the group focusing on underground utility mapping the project has been sub divided into 3 scope as follow: 1) Sizing and Shape Recognition 2) Material Detection and 3) Material and Magnetic Detection