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Methods for prediction of soil dielectric properties: a review
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Paper Abstract

Electromagnetic sensors such as ground penetrating radar and electromagnetic induction sensors are among the most widely used methods for the detection of buried land mines and unexploded ordnance. However, the performance of these sensors depends on the dielectric properties of the soil, which in turn are related to soil properties such as texture, bulk density, and water content. To predict the performance of electromagnetic sensors it is common to estimate the soil dielectric properties using models. However, the wide variety of available models, each with its own characteristics, makes it difficult to select the appropriate one for each occasion. In this paper we present an overview of the available methods, ranging from phenomenological Cole-Cole and Debye models to volume-based dielectric mixing models, and (semi-) empirical pedotransfer functions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 June 2005
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5794, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets X, (10 June 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.602868
Show Author Affiliations
Remke L. van Dam, New Mexico Tech (United States)
Brian Borchers, New Mexico Tech (United States)
Jan M. H. Hendrickx, New Mexico Tech (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5794:
Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets X
Russell S. Harmon; J. Thomas Broach; John H. Holloway Jr., Editor(s)

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