UNDERGROUND SENSING: Monitoring and Hazard Detection For Environment and Infrastructure

Sibel Pamukcu
Published: 15 February 2018

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This book is intended to compile existing theoretical and practical knowledge in underground sensing broadly applicable to monitoring buried infrastructure’s health and integrity, and detecting and tracking underground events and hazards. Specific topics covered include acoustic, electromagnetic and optical sensing and monitoring methods, ground penetration radar, EM-based wireless underground sensor networks, fiber optic sensing and sensor networks, wireless signal networks, magneto-inductive underground tracking, integration of UAVs with underground sensing, and etc. The book is anticipated to be useful to researchers and R&D engineers in academia, industry and government who are interested in advancing the underground sensing techniques and develop new applications to meet the needs of the modern society.

The text of the book is designed to be used primarily in the context of providing a comprehensive review of existing underground sensing technologies, and also a “tool box” for researchers and practitioners to help address underground sensing and monitoring problems and predict future requirements for sustainable sensing technologies. The first goal of the text is to bring to the target audience the technical and practical knowledge of existing underground sensing and monitoring methods based on the classification of their functionality. The second goal is to introduce emerging technologies and applications of sensing for environmental and geo-hazards in subsurface – focusing on sensing platforms that can enable fully distributed measurements. The third goal is to explore the implications of advanced sensing paradigms in underground, such as hybrid-sensing that can meet demands for pre-emptive and sustainable response to underground hazards.