A Novel Wireless Measurement While drilling System for Geotechnical and Geophysical Applications *
Title: A Novel Wireless Measurement While drilling System for Geotechnical and Geophysical Applications *
Authors: M Khater (Deep Sea Electronics PLC); W Al-Nuaimy (Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics, University of Liverpool);
Citation: Khater, M., Al-Nuaimy, W., (2019). A Novel Wireless Measurement While drilling System for Geotechnical and Geophysical Applications *. UK-RAS19 Conference: “Embedded Intelligence: Enabling & Supporting RAS Technologies” Proceedings, 104-107.
This paper presents the development of a wireless measurement system based on 2.4GHz wireless technology and waveguide theory. The prototype system is installed on a rotary geotechnical drilling rig with the purpose of providing a wireless communication link between down-hole sensor(s) contained inside the drilling string and a logging computer/ receiver on the surface. In hazardous environment, this setup can be attached to an autonomous vehicle or robot while data can be remotely collected. The results are promising, the developed system significantly reduce the time and cost of a wide range of geophysical borehole investigation methods. This includes detection and clearance of deeply-buried Unexploded Bombs (UXBs). In this paper, the structure of the system and results from practical test will be introduced and discussed.