Noise Reduction in a Non-Homogenous Ground Penetrating Radar Problem by Multiobjective Neural Networks


This paper applies artificial neural networks (ANNs) trained with a multiobjective algorithm to preprocess the ground penetrating radar data obtained from a finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) model. This preprocessing aims at improving the target's reflected wave signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). Once trained, the NN behaves as an adaptive filter which minimizes the cross-validation error. Results considering both white and colored Gaussian noise, with many different SNR, are presented and they show the effectiveness of the proposed approach.