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21 September 2004 Determination of soil background parameters via acoustic-seismic transfer function
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Inversion methods for estimation of geoacoustic model parameters often use the scattered field data for obtaining the properties of viscoelastic layered media. This work presents a method to retrieve soil background parameters using the outdoor acoustic-seismic transfer function (admittance). Clutter in landmine detection is related to with spatial variations of soil parameters, so knowledge of soil parameters and their spatial variability are very important for landmine detection. The resonance method is extended and used for preliminary estimation of a set of parameters for a three-layered ground model. The least squares method is later used to choose the model with the best fit to experimental data. Results of the reconstruction show good agreement with the experimental data. A description of the resonant technique and the experimental setup are presented. The effect of a finite size of the sound sources often used in acoustic landmine detection on the acoustic-seismic transfer function is also discussed.
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Vladimir N. Fokin, Margarita S. Fokina, James M. Sabatier, and Wheeler B. Howard "Determination of soil background parameters via acoustic-seismic transfer function", Proc. SPIE 5415, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets IX, (21 September 2004);


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