Jamie Blanche and Prof. David Flynn of the Smart Systems Group (SSG) are pleased to share their latest publication, “Dynamic Fluid Ingress Detection in Geomaterials using K-band Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave Radar” in IEEE Access. This publication represents collaborative research performed by the Smart Systems Group, the Institute of Geoenergy Engineering at Heriot-Watt University and Laboratoire 3SR and Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) in Grenoble, France.
Benchmarking the sensitivity of microwave radar with neutron tomography will advance non-contact sensing of fluid flow in many types of porous media, not just the sandstones tested in this publication. Frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) radar is a highly versatile sensing modality and the SSG is at the forefront of development, both as a standalone sensor and for integrated robotic applications of asset integrity and simultaneous location and mapping (SLAM) operations.
Read the pre-print version of this open access paper here.