Course curriculum

  • 1
    Welcome to the GPR Basics!
    • Before we begin...
  • 2
    Lesson 1: Wave Characteristics and GPR Antenna
    • Wave Propagation
    • Wave Characteristics & Basic Terms
    • Wave Frequencies
    • Types of Waves
    • Electromagnetic Spectrum FREE PREVIEW
    • Antenna Basics
    • Frequency Comparison
    • GPR Signal Direction
    • Signal Polarity
    • Comparison of GPR Signals
    • Wave Characteristics and GPR Antenna Final Quiz
    • Lesson 1 Exit Survey
  • 3
    Lesson 2: Physical Properties of Materials
    • Introduction and Definitions
    • Velocity
    • Signal Attenuation (Decay)
    • General Relationships
    • Complication - Uncorrelated Materials
    • Complication - Changing Wavelengths
    • Calculating Wavelengths
    • Complication - Heterogeneous Materials
    • Physical Properties of Materials Final Quiz
    • Lesson 2 Exit Survey
  • 4
    Lesson 3: GPR Wave Behavior, Reflection Coefficients, and Signal Polarity
    • Refraction
    • Reflection
    • Transmission
    • Reflection Coefficients (simple examples)
    • Concrete/Clay
    • Concrete/Sand
    • Clay/Bedrock
    • Buried Pipe (Air Filled) FREE PREVIEW
    • Buried Pipe (Water Filled)
    • Polarity Shifts (Concrete Scanning)
    • GPR Wave Behavior, Reflection Coefficients, and Signal Polarity Final Quiz
    • Lesson 3 Exit Survey
  • 5
    Lesson 4: Modeling GPR Responses
    • Building 1D Traces
    • Modeling Layers in 2D
    • Multiples in Layers
    • Modeling Objects/Targets in 2D
    • Effects of Orientation on Hyperbola Size
    • Modeling GPR Data with Psudo-3D Time Slices
    • Other Ways to Model GPR Data in 3D
    • Modeling GPR Responses Final Quiz
    • Lesson 5 Exit Survey
  • 6
    Lesson 5: Applications and Case Studies of GPR
    • Utility Locating
    • Concrete Scanning
    • Locating Underground Storage Tanks (USTs)
    • Ground Water Investigations
    • Detecting Voids
    • Locating Abandoned Mine Shafts
    • Locating Unmarked Graves FREE PREVIEW
    • Archaeology
    • Applications & Case Studies of GPR Final Quiz
    • Lesson 4 Exit Survey
  • 7
    Lesson 6: Steps for a Successful Survey
    • 5 Essential Steps
    • Is GPR Appropriate?
    • Design Your Survey
    • Control What You Can Control
    • Take Detailed Notes
    • Download & Process Immediately
    • Steps for a Successful Survey Final Quiz
    • Lesson 6 Exit Survey
  • 8
    GPR Basics Final Exam
    • GPR Basics Final Exam
  • 9
    Next steps
    • Before you go...