Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the GPR Basics!

    • Before we begin...

  • 2

    Chapter 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

    Chapter 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

    Chapter 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)

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    • Buried Pipe (Water Filled)

    • Polarity Shifts (Concrete Scanning)

    • GPR Wave Behavior, Reflection Coefficients, and Signal Polarity Final Quiz

    • Lesson 3 Exit Survey

  • 5

    Chapter 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

    Chapter 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

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    • Archaeology

    • Applications & Case Studies of GPR Final Quiz

    • Lesson 4 Exit Survey

  • 7

    Chapter 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...