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A Real-time, 3D GPR Monitoring System to Support Basic Research for Subsurface Detection and Characterization in Complex Environments

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Final rept. 10 Aug 2010-9 Aug 2011

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Through this DURIP project we have successfully purchased an advanced GPR imaging system. A variety of test data sets illustrating the multi-channel capabilities of the radar as described in our proposal have been collected e.g., 3D, multi-offset, multi-frequency, and multi-component imaging. The results of these initial trials were presented in a poster at the NovCARE conference in Cape Cod last spring Mangel et al., 2011. Over the 2011 summer we also began a collaboration with the University of Wisconsin-Madison to evaluate applications of the new GPR system to hydroecology. In addition to advancing basic research, this collaboration has been funded by CUAHSI Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Sciences, Inc. to promote the use of geophysics within the hydrologic community and therefore advances our goals to demonstrate the GPR system as a flexible and powerful tool for academic research. We are currently analyzing the data obtained from two field visits conducted over the summer and expect a paper to be submitted from the work late this fall. We are also beginning to integrate the system into a variety of other projects and teaching activities, including a research project currently funded by the ARO Terrestrial Sciences Program.

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  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

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