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Ground penetrating radar applications for hazardous waste detection
Author(s): Michael B. Bashforth; Steven Koppenjan
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Paper Abstract

The United States Department of Energy's Special Technologies Laboratory (STL) staff has been actively involved with ground penetrating radar technology since 1968. STL has developed a stepped FM-CW Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR). The initial application of this unit was the detection and imaging of unexploded ordnance. Since this time the target types have been expanded to subsurface storage containers, pipes and utility cables. Additionally, some field tests have been conducted where nonmetallic targets were of interest. Four case studies on the detection of buried ordnance and hazardous waste storage containers are discussed in this paper. A brief description of the STL GPR unit is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 November 1993
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1942, Underground and Obscured Object Imaging and Detection, (15 November 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.160355
Show Author Affiliations
Michael B. Bashforth, Special Technologies Lab. (United States)
Steven Koppenjan, 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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