Current commercial Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) systems are found at a high cost and allow little interaction
between the user and the system. This paper presents a low cost and flexible GPR platform attractive
for use in education and research based on the Universal Software Radio Peripheral (USRP) developed by Ettus
Research. A software application developed in Labview enables users to select and modify fundamental parameters
of the transmission and reception stages of a GPR system. Users are able to modify parameters such
as sampling and carrier frequencies, waveform shape, amplitude, and bandwidth. The programmability of the
USRP in conjunction with the developed software tools provides a user-friendly GPR platform.