The Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee students have developed a radar called ‘Ground Penetrating Radar’ (GPR) that will help in detecting the land mines and their exact positions.

In yet another achievement, the students of Indian Institute of Technology have come up with a unique product which can have multiples uses. The students of IIT Roorkee have developed a radar system which can detect the locations of land mines.

Details of the radar system:

  • The radar system has been developed to enhance the ‘Make in India’ initiative of government
  • The name of the radar is ‘ground penetrating radar’ (GPR)
    This system will help in detecting metallic objects underground
  • In order to perform the search activity, the device needs to be used over the suspicious zones

Students have taken over two years to develop this device. Also, the students have already starting working on the second version of radar that will be a combination of both robot and radar. The institute is also planning to patent the radar system

How can it be used?

In a recent TOI report, Professor Dharmendra Singh, the principle investigator of the project, speaking on the creation of this device said, “We have developed a ‘Ground Penetrating Radar’ (GPR) with the help of indigenous technology and this kind of development in radar system, which is used in exposing the hidden objects buried in the ground, is the first example in the country.”

As per the statements of professor and students, this device would not just detect metallic objects but will also help in locating the exact position of non-metallic items on the screens of the radar system such as cables.

Moreover, he said, “We would add a robot with it in the next version of the device. The robot will move on susceptive tracts (of land mines) holding the radar, replacing the soldier or other person there. With this arrangement, incidents of possible human causality in military search operations would be tackled effectively.”

“Everything, including the presence of RDX, which are buried to the depth of three metres in the ground, would be detected with images of radar’s screen,” the professor added.