Polarimetric borehole radar and its applications

Motoyuki Sato, Tomohiro Abe

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We introduce applications of radar polarimetry in borehole radar. One example is classification of subsurface fractures, where we estimate the water permeability of each fracture by radar polarimetry. Then polarimetric borehole radar was then used for cross-hole radar measurement. Transmitted signal between boreholes having a 20m separation was measured, and we could show that the polarization information can be used for estimation of the orientation of a subsurface cavity.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jan 1
Event2002 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2002) - Toronto, Ont., Canada
Duration: 2002 Jun 242002 Jun 28


Other2002 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2002)
CityToronto, Ont.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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