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Method and Apparatus for Detecting Subsurface Targets Using Data Inversion and a Temporal Transmission Line Model

Method and Apparatus for Detecting Subsurface Targets Using Data Inversion and a Temporal Transmission Line Model
Inventors: Ben Flores
Patent No. 9,291,710

Description:
This patent detects subsurface targets using data inversion and temporal transmission line model.

Abstract:
A method and apparatus for detects one or more subsurface targets by receiving a reflectivity data from two or more subsurface reflectors using a ground penetrating radar. The two or more subsurface reflectors may include the one or more subsurface targets and a medium surrounding the one or more subsurface targets. An impedance data for the two or more subsurface reflectors is calculated by inverting the reflectivity data using a temporal transmission line model with a “layer-peeling” method. One or more constitutive parameters of the two or more subsurface reflectors are calculated based on the impedance data. The one or more subsurface targets are detected based on a change in the one or more constitutive parameters.

Issue Date: 03/20/2016
Application Date: 10/29/2013
Post Date: 03/02/2018

UTEP Docket No: 2013-001