A Review of Radars to Detect Survivors Buried Under Earthquake Rubble

Wahyu Sujatmiko, Rizki P. Prastio, Donny Danudirdjo, Andriyan B. Suksmono

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Abstract

In recent years, researcher develops radar to detect survivors buried under earthquake rubble. They choose this technology for its ability of electromagnetic waves to penetrate the building material. Electromagnetic waves radiation from the radar will pass through the building debris to a buried human subject reflect the signal. The electromagnetic wave propagation is influenced by two constants that are relative dielectric permittivity and electrical conductivity of the materials. Reflection signal from a buried human subject and surrounding environmental objects or clutter will be received by the radar again for further processing. This review discusses several types of radar used to detect survivors buried under the building rubble and the effect of that rubble on the electromagnetic waves of the radar. Review from several papers concluded that FMCW and SFCW radars are the two most appropriate to detect survivor under the rubble. While the most widely used frequencies is between 100 MHz - 3 GHz.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2017 5th International Conference on Instrumentation, Communications, Information Technology, and Biomedical Engineering, ICICI-BME 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages309-313
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538634554
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International Conference on Instrumentation, Communications, Information Technology, and Biomedical Engineering, ICICI-BME 2017 - Bandung, Indonesia
Duration: 6 Nov 20177 Nov 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2017 5th International Conference on Instrumentation, Communications, Information Technology, and Biomedical Engineering, ICICI-BME 2017

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Instrumentation, Communications, Information Technology, and Biomedical Engineering, ICICI-BME 2017
Country/TerritoryIndonesia
CityBandung
Period6/11/177/11/17

Keywords

  • FMCW
  • SFCW
  • clutter
  • electrical conductivity
  • electromagnetic wave
  • radar
  • relative dielectric permittivity

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