Selection of Interesting Papers in relationship to Boreholes

Satoshi Ebihara

Osaka Electro-Communication University, JAPAN.

Sep. 4, 2013



[1] O. Olsson, L. Falk, O. Forslund, L. Lundmark and E. Sandberg “Borehole radar applied to the characterization of hydraulically conductive fracture zones in crystalline rock,” Geophysical Prospecting, Vol 40, No 2, pp. 109 – 142, February 1992.

[2] E. Slob, M. Sato, and G. Olhoeft, “Surface and borehole ground-penetrating-radar developments,” Geophysics, vol. 75, no. 5, pp. 75A103-75A120, Sep.-Oct. 2010.


Inversion in crosshole borehole radar

[3] E. Gloaguen, D. Marcotte, M. Chouteau and H. Perroud, “Borehole radar velocity inversion using cokriging and cosimulation,” Journal of Applied Geophysics, vol. 57, no. 4, pp. 242-259, 2005.

[4] K. Takahashi and M. Sato, “Parametric Inversion Technique for Location of Cylindrical Structures by Cross-Hole Measurements,” IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., Vol. 44, No. 11, pp. 3348 - 3355, Nov., 2006.

[5] H. Zhou, M. Sato, T. Takenaka and G. Li, “Reconstruction From Antenna-Transformed Radar Data Using a Time-Domain Reconstruction Method,” IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., Vol. 45, No.3, pp. 689 - 696, March, 2007.

[6] D. Qiuzhao and C. M. Rappaport, “Microwave Subsurface Imaging Using Direct Finite-Difference Frequency-Domain-Based Inversion,” IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., Vol. 47, No. 11, pp. 3664 - 3670, Nov., 2009.

[7] A. Klotzsche, J. van der Kruk, G. Meles and H. Vereecken, “Crosshole GPR full-waveform inversion of waveguides acting as preferential flow paths within aquifer systems,” Geophysics, vol. 77, no. 4, H57–H62, 2012.


Anisotropic tomography

[8] Y. Jung, and J. Kim, ”Application of Anisotropic Georadar Tomography to Monitor Rock Physical Property Changes.” Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 87–92, 1999.


Application to hydrology

[9] A Binley, P. Winship, R. Middleton, M. Pokar and J. West, “High-resolution characterization of vadose zone dynamics using cross-borehole radar,” Water Resources Research, vol. 37, no. 11, pp. 2639-2652, Nov. 2001.

[10] D. Alumbaugh, P. Y. Chang, L. Paprocki, J. R. Brainard, R. J. Glass and C. A. Rautman “Estimating moisture contents in the vadose zone using cross-borehole ground penetrating radar: A study of accuracy and repeatability,” Water Resources Research, vol. 38, no. 12, pp. 45-1 – 45-12, 2002.

[11] C. Grégoire, P.K. Joesten, J. W. Lane Jr. “Use of borehole radar reflection logging to monitor steam-enhanced remediation in fractured limestone—results of numerical modeling and a field experiment,” Journal of Applied Geophysics, Volume 60, Issue 1, pp. 41-54, September 2006.

[12] H. Jang, S. Kuroda and H. J. Kim, “SVD Inversion of Zero-Offset Profiling Data Obtained in the Vadose Zone Using Cross-Borehole Radar,” IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens, vol. 49, no. 10, pp. 3849 – 3855, Oct. 2011.


Borehole effect and antenna modeling

[13] T. B. Hansen,” The far field of a borehole radar and its reflection at a planar interface,” IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., Vol.37, No.4, pp. 1940 -1950, July, 1999.

[14] F. L. Teixeira and W. C. Chew, ”Finite-difference computation of transient electromagnetic waves for cylindrical geometries in complex media,” IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., Vol.38, No.4, pp. 1530 -1543, July, 2000.

[15] Y. Chen and M. L. Oristaglio, “A modeling study of borehole radar for oil-field applications,” Geophysics, Vol. 67, No. 5, pp. 1486-1494, Sep. – Oct. 2002.

[16] S. Liu and M. Sato, “Electromagnetic logging technique based on borehole radar,” IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., Vol. 40, No. 9, pp. 2083 -2092, Sep. 2002.

[17] K. J. Ellefsen and D. L. Wright, “Radiation pattern of a borehole radar antenna,” Geophysics, Vol. 70, Issue 1, pp. K1-K11, Jan. – Feb. 2005.

[18] J. R. Ernst, K. Holliger, H. Maurer, and A. G. Green, “Realistic FDTD modeling of borehole georadar antenna radiation: methodology and application,” Near Surface Geophysics, vol. 4, pp. 19-30, 2006.

[19] J. D. Irving, M. D. Knoll and R. J. Knight, “Improving crosshole radar velocity tomograms: A new approach to incorporating high-angle travel time data,” Geophysics, Vol. 72, No. 4, pp. J31-J41, July– August 2007.

[20] I. M. Mason, A. J. Bray, T. G. Sindle, C. M. Simmat, J. H. Cloete, “The Effect of Conduction on VHF Radar Images Shot in Water-Filled Boreholes,” IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 304 -307, April 2008.

[21] F-M. Sagnard, Design of Compact UWB Planar Monopole Antennas for Cross-Hole Radar Application, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 816-819, 2009.

[22] S. Ebihara, A. Sasakura and T. Takemoto, “HE11 Mode Effect on Direct Wave in Single-Hole Borehole Radar,” IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., vol. 49, no. 2, pp. 854-867, Feb. 2011.

[23] J. Cho, J. Jung, S. Kim and S. Kim, “Suppression of Borehole-Guided Waves Supported by the Connection Cable of a Single-Borehole Monostatic Pulse Radar, ”IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., Vol. 51, No. 6, pp. 3431 - 3438, June 2013.


Interferometry in borehole radar

[24] L. Liu and K. He, “Wave Interferometry Applied to Borehole Radar: Virtual Multioffset Reflection Profiling,” IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., Vol. 45, No. 8, pp. 2554 - 2559, 2007.


Polarimetric borehole radar

[25] T. Miwa, M. Sato and H. Niitsuma, “Subsurface fracture measurement with polarimetric borehole radar,” IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., Vol. 37, no. 2, pp. 828 – 837, 1999.

[26] J. Zhao and M. Sato, “Radar Polarimetry Analysis Applied to Single-Hole Fully Polarimetric Borehole Radar,” IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., Vol. 44, No. 12, pp. 3547 -3554, Dec. 2006.


Directional antenna (Cavity-backed antenna)

[27] K. W.A. van Dongen, R. van Waard, and S. van der Baan “A Directional Borehole Radar System,” Subsurface Sensing Technologies and Applications, Vol. 3, No. 4, pp. 327-346, October 2002.

[28] C. W. Moulton, D. L. Wright, S. R. Hutton, D. von G. Smith, and J. D. Abraham, “Basalt-flow imaging using a high-resolution directional borehole radar,” Proceedings of the Ninth International conference on ground penetrating radar, , pp. 13-18, Santa Barbara, California, USA, April 2002.


Directional antenna (Crossed loop antenna)

[29] V. Gundelach and D. Eisenburger, “Principle of a direction sensitive borehole antenna with advanced technology and data examples,” Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar, pp. 28-31, Naples, Italy, June 27-29, 2007.

[30] O. Borchert, K. Behaimanota and A. Glasmachersa, “Directional borehole radar calibration,” Journal of Applied Geophysics, vol. 67, no. 4, pp. 352-360, April 2009.

[31] K. Siever and R. Elsen, “Salt dome exploration by directional borehole radar wireline service,” Proceeding of the 13th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR2010), pp. 1-5, Lecce , Italy, June 21-25, 2010.


Directional antenna ( Dipole array antenna )

[32] M. Sato and T. Takayama, “A Novel Directional Borehole Radar System Using Optical Electric Field Sensors,” IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., Vol. 45, No. 8, pp. 2529-2535, August 2007.

[33] S. Ebihara, H. Hanaoka, T. Okumura and Y. Wada, “Interference Criterion for Coaxial-Fed Circular Dipole Array Antenna in a Borehole,” IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., vol. 50, no. 9, pp. 3510 – 3526, Sep. 2012.