A Simple Approach to Characterize a Buried Object under the Ground

Tabatadze V., Karaçuha K., Alperen Ö. F., Joof S., Zaridze R.

PROGRESS IN ELECTROMAGNETICS RESEARCH M, vol.109, pp.89-100, 2022 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 109
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.2528/pierm22011205
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Applied Science & Technology Source, Compendex, INSPEC
  • Page Numbers: pp.89-100
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This study provides an alternative and straightforward approach to determining buried dielectric objects underground by employing the method of auxiliary sources. In the direct scattering problem, the Brewster angle is determined, and then the electromagnetic properties of the ground are determined. Later, the scattered field above the ground due to the buried object is evaluated. The localization of the buried object is obtained by the continuity of the field components while solving the inverse problem. The numerical experiments are done, and outcomes of the numerical experiments are compared with a commercial full-wave computational electromagnetic software. The outcomes reveal less than 1% deviation between the proposed approach and the commercial tool.