Raffaele Persico

1. R. Persico, R. Bernini, F. Soldovieri, “On the configuration of the measurements in inverse scattering from buried objects under the distorted Born approximation”, IEEE Trans. On Antennas and Prop., vol. 53, n. 6, pp. 1875-1886, June 2005.

Paper # 1 provides a mathematical discussion of the role of the measurement configuration for GPR interfacial data. It deals with the problem of whether WARR GPR data really contain more information than common offset data within a linear model of the scattering.


2. R. Persico, “On the role of measurement Configuration in Contactless GPR data Processing by Means of Linear Inverse Scattering, IEEE Trans. On Antennas and Prop AP, Vol. 54 n. 7 p. 2062-2071, July 2006.

Paper # 2 extends the same question to contactless data.


3. R. Persico, F. Soldovieri, Effects of the Background Removal in Linear Inverse Scattering, IEEE Trans. on Geos. and Rem. Sens., vol. 46, n. 4, pp. 1104-1114, April 2008.

Paper # 3 proposes a study of the background removal. The question it addresses is whether the background removal has some counter-price, and what is the best way to apply it in relationship with the scenario at hand.


4. R. Persico, G. Prisco, A Reconfigurative Approach for SF-GPR Prospecting, IEEE Trans. On Antennas and Prop., vol. 56, n.8, pp. 2673-2680, August 2008.

Paper # 4 proposes the idea of a reconfigurable GPR system, where some parameter can be regulated vs. the frequency in a programmable way, so to increase the equivalent frequency band of the system. In 2012, a prototype of reconfigurable system has been then implemented.


5. R. Persico and F. Soldovieri, Two Dimensional Linear Inverse Scattering for Dielectric and Magnetic Anomalies, Near Surface Geophysics, Vol. 1, n.1, June 2010.

Paper # 5 proposes an analysis of the effect of possible magnetic properties of the soil and above all of the buried targets. Essentially, it show mathematically that the GPR data are unable to specify the dielectric and-or magnetic nature of the buried anomalies, at least within a linear model of the scattering.


6. F. Gabellone, G. Leucci, N. Masini, R. Persico, G. Quarta, F. Grasso, “Nondestructive Prospecting and virtual reproduction of the chapel of the Holy Spirit in Lecce, Italy”, in print on Near Surface Geophysics, 2013.

Paper # 6 proposes, by means of a case history, an integration between noninvasive prospecting and virtual 3D reconstruction of monuments, with the interpretation of the results back-upped with a specific archive study.