Gravity, Magnetic and Electromagnetic Gradiometry
- Strategic technologies in the 21st century
- Alexey V. Veryaskin
- February 2018
Gradiometry is a multidisciplinary area that combines theoretical and applied physics, ultra-low noise electronics, precision engineering, and advanced signal processing. This book provides readers with a comprehensive introduction, history, potential applications, and current developments in relation to some of the most advanced technologies in the 21st century. The author describes gravity gradiometers, magnetic gradiometers, and electromagnetic (EM) gradiometers. The first two types do not require any active sources of the primary physical fields whose gradients are measured, such as gravity field and ambient magnetic field. The latter one contains information about the non-uniformness of electromagnetically active media such as conductivity and magnetic permeability contrasts. These anomalies are the boundaries of mineral deposits, oil and gas traps, underground water reserves, buried artifacts, unexploded ordnance (UXO), nuclear submarines, and even cancerous human tissue.
Most of the developments are strictly controlled by Defence Export Control rules and regulations, introduced in all developed countries that typically require permission to transfer relevant information from one country to another. The book is based on the materials that have been available in public domain such as scientific journals, conferences' extended abstracts, and online presentations. In addition, medical applications of EM gradiometers are exempt from any control, and some new results relevant to breast cancer early detection research are published in this book for the first time.
About EditorsAlexey V Veryaskin, PhD, is the Director and Founder of Trinity Research Labs, an independent R&D laboratory based at the School of Physics of the University of Western Australia (UWA), as well as an Adjunct Professor and a member of the UWA Frequency Standards and Quantum Metrology Group. He has conducted research at institutions all over the world and is the inventor of a new string gravity gradiometer, a direct string magnetic gradiometer technology, and an Extremely Low Frequency Interferometric System (ELFISTM), which is a new type of electromagnetic gradiometer that is under development to be used for breast-cancer early detection.
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Paperback ISBN: 9780750329019
Ebook ISBN: 9781681747033
Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers