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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B11/S5.063

GROUND PENETRATING RADAR DATA ACQUISITION AND ANALYSES AT THE MOST HOLY TRINITY CHURCH IN STEBARK, POLAND

D. Tanajewski, B. Oszczak, P. Godlewska, . K. Grazawski, R. Odoj, S.Drej
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-07-0 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 1, Vol. 1, 475-482 pp

ABSTRACT
Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is a geophysical technique mainly used for shallow acquisition and works on the basis of sending electromagnetic waves vertically down to the ground, detecting the response. Data are usually affected by instrumental and environmental noise. The work presented in this research aims to illustrate the processing steps done on the data acquired at the Most Holy Trinity Church in Stębark, Poland. The acquisition was conducted in order to try to detect medieval knights’ graves which can be there since Grunwald Battle in 1410. Initially, the acquisition was done on the several sites in order to detect the areas of interest where more detailed acquisition will be conducted. Only in the main room of the church there were found some anomalies and afterwards, data were recorded and processed using a 2D module of REFLEX and after that interpreted using 3D module to provide better understanding of a certain subsurface anomalies.

Keywords:Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), The Most Holy Trinity Church in Stebark, The Battle of Grunwald, Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), Geographic Information System (GIS).