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New RADAR sees underground
California-based Bakhtar Associates has developed a new Doppler radar capable of providing three dimensional images of objects to a depth of more than 45 meters, and is creating a great deal of excitement among Army, Marines and various law enofrcement agencies. ...... The Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) works equally well over water. ....... The GPR ability to "see" underground makes the technology particularly useful in detecting hidden weapons caches, bunkers, tunnels -- even land mines. ............ Civilian applications would include studying archaelological ruins and locating buried utilities, breached water water lines and so on.
page 10 April 2000 issue Soldier of Fortune
-- Vlad (Strelok60@yahoo.com), March 02, 2000
All those cool gadgets envisioned in Star Trek are being invented for real. Star Trek was set in a fantasy of near-perfect government and universal (on Earth, anyway) brotherhood. The application of this technology in our world...hmm.
-- me again (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 02, 2000.
what about finding water for a well?
-- wittey (wittey@aol .com), March 02, 2000.
Not sure of it being a "new" invention. As a treasure hunter I used something similar back in the early 80's to look for underground caches, old cisterns and wells and caves. Any geological survey crew uses one on a van for mapping out water and oils supplies as well as geo faults and structures. If they made it small enough to handhold or mount on aircraft I'd start worrying- IF I had a reason to...
-- Satanta (EventHoriz@n.com), March 03, 2000.