Characterization of fracture surface by polarimetric borehole radar

Takashi Miwa, Motoyuki Sato, Hiroaki Niitsuma

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The scattering matrix of subsurface cracks in Kamaishi Mine was evaluated. Significant cross-polarization components from subsurface fractures are observed. It was demonstrated by rotation of the polarization basis of the scattering matrix that fractures at the depth of 6 m and 12 m have characteristics of a flat plane and the fracture at the depth of 9 m acts as random rough surface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)818-821
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, AP-S International Symposium (Digest)
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Jan 1
EventProceedings of the 1997 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium. Part 1 (of 4) - Montreal, Can
Duration: 1997 Jul 131997 Jul 18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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