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USGS Tests Prototype Ground Penetrating Radar Drone

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The USGS, in cooperative research and development with GuidelineGEO, tested an 80 GHz self contained ground penetrating radar unit on a DJI Matrice 600 hexcopter (left). This platform was tested for flight performance and for measurement of river channel cross-sectional area as well as river water depth and river width. (Right) Drone pilots Cian Dawson of the Water Mission Area begins a river crossing scan while co-pilot Sandy Brosnahan of the Coastal Hazards Program - Woods Hole takes flight notes as well as visually monitors drone and Joe Adams from the USGS National UAS Project Office observes.


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