Acoustic Technologies Advancement

University of Southampton
Led by Professor M.J. Brennan and Dr. J.M. Muggleton

The aim of this work package is to determine the effectiveness and limitations of acoustic technologies for buried utility service location, based on both pipe and ground excitation techniques, when operated alongside the complementary sensor technologies in the multi-sensor device.
The predicted deliverables include the design and construction of a prototype acoustic sensor for stand alone use and as part of the multi-sensor device; a comparative performance assessment between the outputs and usefulness of geophones and scanning laser technology; operational protocols when deployed in isolation and in the multi-sensor device; the issues of sensor interference when deployed with other technologies will be investigated.