Field Tests of the Vertical-Array Differential Target Antenna Coupling (DTAC) System

Wanjie Feng, Ben K Sternberg

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Abstract

We have tested the Vertical-Array Differential Target Antenna Coupling (DTAC) system over a variety of well-characterized, buried targets. The DTAC system produces a primary field in the frequency range of 10 Hz to 10 kHz and records secondary magnetic fields from subsurface targets, relative to a reference frequency. The current DTAC system has higher power, compared with our earlier tests, and this system is suitable for either ground or airborne mapping of a wide variety of near-surface targets, which might be encountered in civil engineering, water resources, environmental characterization, mining, and other natural-resource exploration. Profiles over three well-characterized targets show a close agreement between the measured DTAC response and model simulations. Conventional field measurements using induced magnetic fields are also displayed and they do not show nearly as effective mapping of the targets. Another profile shows that the DTAC method has greatly reduced sensitivity to surface clutter, compared to conventional measurements..

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)143-152
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2017

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Field Tests of the Vertical-Array Differential Target Antenna Coupling (DTAC) System. / Feng, Wanjie; Sternberg, Ben K.

In: Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, Vol. 22, No. 2, 01.06.2017, p. 143-152.

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