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An Evaluation of the Penetrative Capabilities of Airborne Radar in the Study of Archeological Sites in Bavaria

Casement, Becky (2020) An Evaluation of the Penetrative Capabilities of Airborne Radar in the Study of Archeological Sites in Bavaria. Master's, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich and Technical University of Munich.

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Abstract

This thesis presents the first investigation into the penetrative capabilities of high-resolution airborne synthetic aperture radar (SAR) to map buried archaeology. As it stands, most of the research on the use of SAR in archaeological prospection has been satellite based. All of these investigations have been conducted on large scales and at comparatively low resolutions. Here, two Roman archaeological sites in Bavaria were chosen as case studies, each having been surveyed using ground penetrating radar (GPR) in the past. Through direct comparison between GPR, airborne SAR, and high-resolution DEMs, this thesis shows that airborne SAR surveys have the potential to increase the known extent of some archaeological features. It also shows that, on complex sites such as buildings or walls, high-resolution images can be produced by measuring changes in the moisture content of the overlaying soil above these walls. Airborne SAR hence has the potential - in almost all weather and solar illumination conditions - to quickly perform hitherto impossible surveys in all areas across the world, independent of how difficult they are to access.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/136711/
Document Type:Thesis (Master's)
Additional Information:Advisors: R. Linck (Bayerisches Landesamt für Denkmalpflege), J. Fischer (DLR)
Title:An Evaluation of the Penetrative Capabilities of Airborne Radar in the Study of Archeological Sites in Bavaria
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Casement, BeckyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:October 2020
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Number of Pages:75
Status:Published
Keywords:airborne SAR, ground penetrating radar (GPR), archaeology, archaeological prospection, Roman archaeological sites in Bavaria, moisture, penetrative capabilities
Institution:Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich and Technical University of Munich
Department:Department of Geophysics, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Earth Observation
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Aircraft SAR
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Microwaves and Radar Institute > SAR Technology
Deposited By: Fischer, Jens
Deposited On:19 Oct 2020 08:48
Last Modified:19 Mar 2021 18:18

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