Accession Number:

ADA305744

Title:

Buried Object Detection Using Surface Waves.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1995-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

64.0

Abstract:

The goal of this thesis is to evaluate the use of surface waves to detect buried objects. The source used to generate the surface waves was a three element phased array controlled by LabVIEW visual instruments. This research included developing a source and receiver, evaluating attenuation and azimuthal dependence of the surface wave propagation, detection using scattering within a tank of sand, and using the three element array to beamform surface waves. It was successfully demonstrated that target localization using surface wave scattering and beamforming with a phased array is possible. MM

Subject Categories:

  • Land Mine Warfare
  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors
  • Underwater Ordnance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE