Promotor:Neyt, Xavier
Funding:RĂ©gion Wallonne
Involved staff: Xavier NEYT, Pascal DRUYTS, Martijn NOTTEBAERE, Mohammad MAHMOUDZADEH,
Start date:01 Jan 2013
Duration:36 months
Research unit:Near Field Electromagnetics


This project aims at developing a method based on a radio frequency radar to detect non destructively leaks in underground water transport networks. The involvement of RMA in the projects resides mainly in the image formation process of the volume below the ground surface based on radar measurements obtained through a ground penetrating radar method. Detection of water and other objects such as water pipes will also be tackled.


  1. A. De Coster, J. L. Pérez Medina, M. Nottebaere, K. Alkhalifeh, X. Neyt, J. Vanderdonckt, and S. Lambot. Towards an improvement of GPR-based detection of pipes and leaks in water distribution networks. Journal of Applied Geophysics, 162:138-151, 2019.
  2. M. R. Ardekani, X. Neyt, D. Benedetto, E. Slob, B. Wesemael, P. Bogaert, C. Craeye, and S. Lambot. Soil moisture variability effect on GPR data. In Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar, pages 214-217. IEEE, June 2014.
  3. Martijn Nottebaere, Mohammad Reza Mahmoudzadeh Ardekani, Pascal Druyts, Sébastien Lambot, and Xavier Neyt. Automatic 3D subsurface pipe-detection and permittivity reconstruction from GPR measurements. In Proceedings of the 20th URSI Benelux Forum, November 2014.