Accession Number:

ADA330065

Title:

High Frequency Buried Target Imaging

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN APPLIED RESEARCH LABS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-10-06

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

Acoustical imaging can potentially provide a buried object classification capability. The image quality is expected to be a function of sediment type, burial depth, and grazing angle. Image degradation is caused by propagation and scattering processes that can be modeled and experimentally measured. Three physical mechanisms were investigated ghosting, warping, and fogging. Fogging, caused by backscattering from the sediment, is expected to be the limiting factor. A laboratory experiment was conducted to test the findings but the results were inconclusive.

Subject Categories:

  • Land Mine Warfare
  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE