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Ground Penetrating Radar by Students of IIT Roorkee

May 20, 2016 04:11 PM 2 minute read , Engineering , Indian Institute of Technology (Roorkee)

Ground Penetrating Radar by Students of IIT Roorkee

Students of Indian Institute of Technology have come up with a unique product which can be used for multiples purposes. The students of IIT Roorkee have developed a radar system which can detect the locations of land mines.

The radar is called 'Ground Penetrating Radar' (GPR) that will help detect the land mines and their exact positions and now the institute is planning to patent the radar system. Also, the students have starting working on an upgraded version of the radar that will be a combination of robot and radar.

Professor Dharmendra Singh, the principle investigator of the project, speaking on the creation of this device said, "We have developed a 'Ground Penetrating Radar' (GPR) with the help of indigenous technology and this kind of development in radar system, which is used in exposing the hidden objects buried in the ground, is the first example in the country."

He also said, "We would add a robot with it in the next version of the device. The robot will move on susceptive tracts (of land mines) holding the radar, replacing the soldier or other person there. With this arrangement, incidents of possible human causality in military search operations would be tackled effectively."

About the Radar System:

  • The radar system has been developed to enhance the 'Make in India' initiative of government
  • The name of the radar is 'ground penetrating radar' (GPR)
  • This system will help in detecting metallic objects underground
  • In order to perform the search activity, the device needs to be used over the suspicious zones
  • Students have taken over two years to develop this device

As per the statements of professor and students, this device would not just detect metallic objects but will also help in locating the exact position of non-metallic items on the screens of the radar system such as cables.

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