Non-destructive forensic surveys are possible with the use of shallow ground radar imaging. To support forensic investigations, GeoTek employs a mid-range frequency GPR system. This system is capable of generating both 2D and 3D representations of objects below the surface. Ground penetrating radar data is generated by the reflection of pulses of energy transmitted into the ground. The energy reflects off buried features and is detected by the receiving antenna. Forensic surveys can locate burial sites based upon detecting underground objects, and by the detecting the disturbance of the ground conditions. GPR methods are non-destructive, preserving the forensic site for future generations.
Forensic Scanning Applications Include:
- Locating Grave And Burial Sites
- Locating Burial Shafts
- Supporting Crime Scene Investigations
- Locating Archaeological Sites
GPR Used in Gravesite Investigation
Three forensic examples of GPR used to locate graves and underground burial vaults.