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Ground penetrating radar applications: Department of Energy case studies
Author(s): Steven Koppenjan; Michael B. Bashforth
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Paper Abstract

The ability to detect and image buried objects has gained in popularity over the past decade. The use of new subsurface radar techniques and advanced signal processing has increased the probability of success. Paleontology and life science fields have benefitted from advances in ground penetrating radar technology. The United States Department of Energy's Special Technologies Laboratory (STL) staff has been using and developing ground penetrating radar instrumentation and imaging algorithms since 1968. STL has developed a stepped FM-CW Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) that operates from 196 MHz to 708 MHz. Included is a brief technical description on this fully self-contained unit. Several sample data sets also are described for familiarization with the unique data format of this GPR. This paper describes how ground penetrating radar can be applied to paleontology and tunnel imaging, its limitations and several case study results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 November 1993
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1942, Underground and Obscured Object Imaging and Detection, (15 November 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.160349
Show Author Affiliations
Steven Koppenjan, Special Technologies Lab. (United States)
Michael B. Bashforth, Special Technologies Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1942:
Underground and Obscured Object Imaging and Detection
Nancy K. Del Grande; Ivan Cindrich; Peter B. Johnson, Editor(s)

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