One highly corroded bridge deck, was assessed with a number of nondestructive evaluation techniques including 2GHz air-coupled GPR. Two trained analysts separately selected the rebar layer in each B-scan image, choosing as much information as possible, even in areas of significant deterioration. The post processing of the selected data points was then completed and the results from each analyst were contour plotted to observe any discrepancies. The paper describes the differences between ground coupled and air-coupled GPR systems, the data collection and analysis methods used by two different analysts for one case study, and the results of the two different analyses.
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Nicole Martino, Ken Maser, "Comparison of air-coupled GPR data analysis results determined by multiple analysts," Proc. SPIE 9805, Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems 2016, 98052G (1 April 2016);