Ground Penetrating Sonar

Sensor Review

ISSN: 0260-2288

Article publication date: 1 June 2003




Rigelsford, J. (2003), "Ground Penetrating Sonar", Sensor Review, Vol. 23 No. 2.



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Ground Penetrating Sonar

Ground Penetrating Sonar

Applicant: Lucent Technologies Inc., USAPatent number: US6,131,695Publication date: 17 October 2002Title: Mobile sensor for grounds penetrating sonar

Keywords: Lucent Technologies, Sensors, Sonar

A method for echo-locating underground structures, such as piping, is presented. A sequence of acoustic impulses is launched into the surface of the ground in an area where the underground structures are believed to lie buried. The acoustic echoes returned from the isonified structure are detected via a silastic member adapted to achieve substantially conforming contact with the irregular surface of the ground. The returned echo data is displayed so that the oldest sequence of echo signals appears in an upper portion of the display and the newest in a lower portion.

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