Preliminary Measurements

Preliminary measurements

 

The prototype WATERPIPE GPIR system has been implemented and constructed since September 2007 and since then a series of measurements have been carried out, in order to validate its capability to perform the desired imaging and detect the water leaks.

 

    

Photos of the GPIR System. In the first photo, the User Interface can be discriminated, while at the photo below, the procedure of measurements is presented

Some initial measurements were carried out in laboratory environment, by using only dielectric or metallic pipelines/objects, in order to assess the performance of the produced GPIR.

The measurement setup is given in the following figure,

 

 

    

 

Measurement setup for air and metallic/dielectric objects

The results can be seen in the following figure:

  

 

Reconstructed field for the copper tube