COST Action TU1208 : Civil Engineering Applications of Ground Penetrating Radar

Period: 01.01.2013
- 01.01.2017
Programme: COST Action


Assoc. professor 

Dr. sc. ing.
Aleksandr Krainukov
Engineering Faculty
Aleksandr Krainukov
+371 67 100 634

Academic degree and current position in TSI: associated professor, leading researcher of the Engineering Faculty, the head of the Telecommunications, Electronics and Robotics Center, Director of Professional Bachelor Program “Robotics” and Director of Electronics professional programme.

Previous experience: for more than 15 years used to be an assistant professor (docent) and lecturer for Computer Science and Telecommunication Faculty in TSI.

Academic experience: Author of more than 75 publications, incl. five teaching books in Transport and Telecommunication, and Springer book: “Reliability and Statistics in Transportation and Communication”.

Teaching at the graduate level: Embedded system based on modern microcontrollers (MESc in Electronics, TSI); Microwaves Circuits Design (MESc in Electronics, TSI).

Participation in projects: has participated in 6 European and Latvian research projects, including as leading researcher in research project ‘Research on dynamic wireless charging of electric vehicles and development of experimental model’ and researcher in LZP 1 project “Development of technologies for the creation of multi-component nanostructured protective coatings for industrial products”.

Research Interests: Signal Processing of Subsurface Radar Sounding, Radar Simulation, Decision of reverse tasks of the subsurface sounding, Embedded Electronic Devices.

Supervised Doctoral, Master and Bachelor Theses and Diploma Projects: Promoted 13 Master theses, 74 Bachelor theses, and 14 Diploma Projects.

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This Action focuses on the exchange of scientific-technical knowledge and experience of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) techniques in Civil Engineering (CE). The project will be developed within the frame of a unique approach based on the integrated contribution of University researchers, software developers, geophysics experts, Non-Destructive Testing equipment designers and producers, end users from private companies and public agencies. In this interdisciplinary Action, advantages and limitations of GPR will be highlighted leading to the identification of gaps in knowledge and technology. Protocols and guidelines for EU Standards will be developed, for effective application of GPR in CE. A novel GPR will be designed and realized: a multi-static system, with dedicated software and calibration procedures, able to construct real-time lane 3D high resolution images of investigated areas. Advanced electromagnetic-scattering and data-processing techniques will be developed. The understanding of relationships between geophysical parameters and CE needs will be improved. Freeware software will be released, for inspection and monitoring of structures and infrastructures, buried-object localization, shape reconstruction and estimation of useful parameters. A high level training program will be organized. Mobility of early career researchers will be encouraged. The project has already received the interest of key end users and excellent EU Institutions.

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