Patent Number: 6,529,006

Title: Method and apparatus for resolving the position and identity of buried conductive bodies

Abstract: Both location and identification of a buried or otherwise hidden conductive body is achieved by impressing a known electromagnetic waveform upon the conductive body, using at least one sensor to detect radiation emitted by the conductive body in response to the impressed waveform, locating the source of the emitted waveform based on comparison of the amplitudes of signals received by the at least two sensors, and evaluating the emitted radiation for deviations from the impressed waveform in order to determine the pattern of distortion caused by the conductive body and thereby identify the conductive body.

Inventors: Hayes; Paul (Richmond, VA)


International Classification: G01V 3/10 (20060101); G01V 003/10 ()

Expiration Date: 03/04/2020