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Good devices to detect Void/graves

Posted: Tue Feb 02, 2021 6:48 am
by j0rd4nian
Hello everyone,

I hope all of you are good, i want to recommended me a good devices to detect (graves,cavity,voids) underground , I would rather device cost between ( 1000$ to 2500$).

Thank you all

Re: Good devices to detect Void/graves

Posted: Tue Feb 02, 2021 3:22 pm
by geophix
You might be able to find a 2nd hand ground penetrating radar with that price range.

Re: Good devices to detect Void/graves

Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2021 7:56 pm
by j0rd4nian
Like what ? and if you know any ERT device's please let me know.

Thank you

Re: Good devices to detect Void/graves

Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2021 8:41 pm
by SeismicStorm
As geophix said, GPR would be most likely the best for graves, cavity, and voids. If you aim for looking for graves, they are usually shallow.
I had an opportunity to look for graves - we used 400 MHz antenna for that.
Yet keep in mind that for graves that are older it may not be that effective. But it surely will work for voids and cavities.
ERT is good for relatively fresh burial areas and mass graves (at least to my knowledge), I don't know much about ERT instruments, yet I myself work at ABEM Terrameter but prices are over $40 000, I think.

Re: Good devices to detect Void/graves

Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2021 4:55 pm
by j0rd4nian
Thank you, SeismicStorm.

I want to ask you can 400 MHZ penetration underground at depth like 3m or 4m?

Re: Good devices to detect Void/graves

Posted: Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:48 am
by SeismicStorm
Welcome. 400 MHz will normally allow you for penetration up to approximately 8 m below the surface - but it all depends on the geological conditions.
Though I see a lot of people also using 500 MHz antennas for such research, but their penetration range is smaller.

Re: Good devices to detect Void/graves

Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:50 pm
by j0rd4nian
Thank you again.

Re: Good devices to detect Void/graves

Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:21 pm
by 99thpercentile
A depth of penetration of 8 m for a 400 MHz antenna is completely unrealistic. Here is what GSSI says for penetration depths for these antenna frequency ranges.

400 MHz                    0-4 m (0-12 ft)                Utility, Engineering, Environmental, Void Detection
350 MHz HS              0-12 m (0-40 ft)              Typical: 6 m / 20 ft, Maximum: 12 m / 40 ft