Array GPR system 'Yakumo' for natural disaster mitigation

Motoyuki Sato, Kazunori Takahashi

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Abstract

Northeast Japan was attacked by the great earthquake and Tsunami on the 11th March 2011. We have developed an array GPR system 'Yakumo' in order to use it for the recovery from the damages by Tsunami. 'Yakumo' is equipped with 8-channel transmitter and receiver, and has 2m width. It can acquire GPR data rapidly, and has been used for GPR survey in large areas. One of the important applications is survey on sand beaches, where Tsunami has flashed away many objects. We found that Yakumo can effectively detect objects buried 50cm-1m in sand. We have worked with local police for quick recovery from Tsunami.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 8th International Workshop on Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar, IWAGPR 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479964956
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Oct 5
Event8th International Workshop on Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar, IWAGPR 2015 - Firenze, Italy
Duration: 2015 Jul 72015 Jul 10

Publication series

Name2015 8th International Workshop on Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar, IWAGPR 2015

Other

Other8th International Workshop on Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar, IWAGPR 2015
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityFirenze
Period15/7/715/7/10

Keywords

  • Arrya GPR
  • East Japan Great Earthquake and Tsunami
  • Sand Beach
  • Yakumo

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Instrumentation

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