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International Journal of Antennas and Propagation
Volume 2012, Article ID 580454, 8 pages
Research Article

Imaging of Scarce Archaeological Remains Using Microwave Tomographic Depictions of Ground Penetrating Radar Data

1Institute for Electromagnetic Sensing of the Environment IREA CNR, Via Diocleziano 328, 80124 Napoli, Italy
2Utsi Electronics Ltd., Sarek, Newton Road, Harston, Cambridge CB22 7NZ, UK
3Institute for Archaeological and Monumental Heritage IBAM CNR, Via Monteroni, Campus Universitario, 73100 Lecce, Italy
4Department of Civil Engineering, University of Greenwich London SE10 9LS, UK

Received 10 March 2012; Accepted 23 May 2012

Academic Editor: Danilo Erricolo

Copyright © 2012 Francesco Soldovieri et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The Romano-British site of Barcombe in East Sussex, England, has suffered heavy postdepositional attrition through reuse of the building materials for the effects of ploughing. A detailed GPR survey of the site was carried out in 2001, with results, achieved by usual radar data processing, published in 2002. The current paper reexamines the GPR data using microwave tomography approach, based on a linear inverse scattering model, and a 3D visualization that permits to improve the definition of the villa plan and reexamine the possibility of detecting earlier prehistoric remains.