In this work, the detection of buried rocks using a GPR system on a rover for Martian missions is investigated with both an experimental set-up and numerical simulations. The experimental set-up is made of a box filled with a host medium and buried basalts of different shapes and sizes. The numerical simulations, performed with a commercial software, are compared and validated with the measurement results, allowing for a greater flexibility of the analyzed environment and of the measurements devices.
Valerio, G., Galli, A., Barone, P.M., Lauro, S., Mattei, E., Pettinelli, E. (2010). GPR investigation on buried rocks in Martian subsoil for “WISDOM” project: Numerical and measurement set-up results. In Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), 2010 Proceedings of the Fourth European Conference.