Henrique Lorenzo

1. F.I. Rial, H. Lorenzo, M. Pereira, J. Armesto. Analysis of the Emitted Wavelet of High-Resolution Bowtie GPR Antennas. Sensors, vol. 9, pp. 4230-4246, June 2009.

Paper #1 studies in detail the wavelet emitted by two bowtie GPR antennas with nominal frequencies of 800 MHz and 1 GHz. As well, this work presents an attempt to determine, for each antenna, a time zero to correctly assign a position to the reflectors detected.


2. A. Novo, H. Lorenzo, F.I. Rial, M. Solla. 3D GPR in forensics: Findings a clandestine grave in a mountainous environment. Forensic Science International, vol. 204, n. 1-3, pp. 134-138, January 2011.

Paper #2 shows the application of 3D GPR in a forensic case study under taken in a mountainous environment. Main objective is to locate a clandestine grave which is around 10–20 years old and contains human remains of one individual and a metallic tool.


3. M. Solla, H. Lorenzo, F.I. Rial, A. Novo. GPR evaluation of the Roman masonry arch bridge of Lugo (Spain). NDT&E International, vol. 44, n. 1, pp. 8-12, January 2011.

Paper #3 analyzes the viability and effectiveness of GPR in evaluating historical masonry arch bridges. A Roman bridge is surveyed to obtain structural, geometrical, historical and archaeological characteristics.


4. H. Lorenzo, F.I. Rial, M. Pereira, M. Solla. A full non-metallic trailer for GPR road surveys. Journal of Applied Geophysics, vol. 75, n. 3, pp. 490-497, November 2011.

Paper #4 presents the design and construction of a special trailer designed to evaluate traffic infrastructure with a ground-coupled GPR system. The prototype presented in this work is completely non-metallic, allowing massive data acquisition at a cruising speed up to 80 km/h.


5. F.I. Rial, H. Lorenzo, A. Novo, M. Pereira. Checking the signal stability in GPR systems and antennas. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, vol. 4, n. 4, pp. 785-790, December 2011.

Paper #5 proposes several tests to evaluate the stability of a GPR system working with three different frequencies (500, 800 and 1000 MHz). This type of analysis is especially important in novel systems and antennas to understand their real capabilities and limitations.


6. A. Novo, H. Lorenzo, F.I. Rial, M. Solla. From pseudo-3D to full-resolution GPR imaging of a complex Roman site. Near Surface Geophysics, vol. 10, n.1, pp. 11-15, February 2012.

Paper #6 provides an example of dense data acquisition over a Roman archaeological site. This work demonstrates how the application of full-resolution GPR imaging can benefit the interpretation of GPR data when compared to pseudo-3D strategies.


7. M. Solla, H. Lorenzo, F.I. Rial, A. Novo. Ground-penetrating radar for the structural evaluation of masonry bridges: Results and Interpretational tools. Construction and Building Materials, vol. 25, n. 1, pp. 458-465, April 2012.

Paper #7 extends the purpose of paper n.3 in terms of identifying different GPR signal responses for each structural feature. To assist in the interpretation, the expected electromagnetic wave response is simulated through the use of FDTD modelling tools.