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1. (WO2018140893) DETERMINING SURFACE CHARACTERISTICS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/140893    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/015775
Publication Date: Fri Aug 03 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Jan 30 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: G01C 21/30
G01S 13/00
G01S 13/06
G01S 13/87
G01S 13/89
G01S 19/14
G01V 3/12
Applicants: MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Inventors: STANLEY, Byron McCall
CORNICK, Matthew Tyler
Title: DETERMINING SURFACE CHARACTERISTICS
Abstract:
A method for determining surface characteristics is disclosed. The method may include transmitting a surface penetrating radar (SPR) signal towards a surface from a SPR system. The method may also include receiving a response signal at the SPR system. The response signal may include, at least in part, a reflection of the SPR signal from a surface region associated with the surface. The method may further include measuring at least one of an intensity and a phase of the response signal. The method my additionally include determining, based at least in part on the at least one of the intensity and the phase of the response signal, a surface characteristic of the surface.