Radar polarimetry for subsurface imaging

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The use of radar polarimetry for subsurface sensing is introduced in this paper. We developed a polarimetric borehole radar, which can acquire the full-polarimetric radar profile in a borehole. The measured profile showed that subsurface fracture characteristics can be obtained from the polarimetric analysis. This information is closely related to subsurface fracture characteristics, which cannot directly be imaged by conventional radar.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-62
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Dec 1
EventMultispectral and Hyperspectral Image Acquisition and Processing - Wuhan, China
Duration: 2001 Oct 222001 Oct 24


  • Borehole radar
  • Migration
  • Radar Polarimetry
  • Subsurface
  • VRP (Vertical radar profiling)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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