Tohoku University. Research Profiles


Radar Remote Sensing



We are developing new electromagnetic methodologies including radar and electromagnetic induction techniques, applying to natural resources survey and environmental monitoring. Currently, we are working for topics such as space borne and air borne microwave remote sensing sensors (SAR), Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), Electromagnetic Induction methods (Metal detector) and their applications to subsurface sensing and humanitarian demining, and borehole radar for hydro geology. One of our sensors, ALIS which is a GPR system for land mine detection has been successfully operated in real mine field in Cambodia. These technologies using applied electromagnetics can be applied to other fields. We are seeking for industries which have interests in subsurface sensing and detection.

Targeted Application(s)/Industry

•Development and Application of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR ) , EMI methods
(Ground water, soil moisture, landmine, explosive detection, archaeological survey, NDI)
Space borne and air borne Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) (Environmental monitoring, identification of vegetation, identification of targets)
Development and Application of Ground Based Synthetic Aperture Radar (GB-SAR) (Land slide monitoring, Tsunami, NDI)


Center for Northeast Asian Studies

SATO Motoyuki , Professor
Doctor of Engineering


Related Information

A Novel Directional Borehole Radar System using Optical Electric Field Sensors, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing,45(8),(2007),2529-2535.
Estimation of Hydraulic Property of an Unconfined Aquifer by GPR, Sensing and Imaging,8(2),(2007),83-99.