Detection of subsurface rocks in sand of similar composition using a millimeter wave imaging system
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Infrared Millim. Terahertz Waves
Millimeter waves; Imaging through scattering media; Imaging low-contrast; objects; MINE DETECTION; SLIPPAGE; VEHICLE; SINKAGE; Engineering, Electrical & Electronic; Optics; Physics, Applied
The ability to image objects, whether natural or man made, beneath soil is extremely beneficial. The detection scenario becomes increasingly difficult when the object and the soil are composed of the same material, as in the detection of subsurface rocks. The feasibility of detecting rock in similar composition is explored. An active multi-spectral millimeter wave (mmW) imaging system operating from 90-140 GHz is used to detect lava rock buried beneath lava sand at various depths, up to a limit of 64 mm. The principal component analysis method was used in the data processing.
Journal of Infrared Millimeter and Terahertz Waves
"Detection of subsurface rocks in sand of similar composition using a millimeter wave imaging system" (2010). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 124.