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Flight Experiments Conducted in Erenhot to Explore Underground Water Resources

Oct 25, 2020

A series of flight experiments were carried out in Erenhot from September 20 to October 7 to explore the underground water resources, according to the Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR).

Erenhot, a county-level city in north-central Inner Mongolia has been suffering serious water shortage which has threatened the sustainable development of the city. The local government, in collaboration with AIR, aimed to solve the problem through groundwater exploration with the use of an airborne surveying system provided by AIR.

The groundwater exploration project combined a transient electromagnetic detecting system with an aeromagnetic auxiliary measurement system to carry out high-density electromagnetic scanning on the selected area of nearly 200 square kilometers.

The airborne surveying system for mineral and underground water resources takes a helicopter as a platform as well as a system featuring high sensitivity to the electrical parameters of underground targets, large detection depth, and high spatial resolution, to ensure fast and efficient operation, large range and adaptability to complex terrain.

The data obtained from flight experiments is proved to be good enough for next-step underground target exploration and data interpretation.

Airborne transient electromagnetic detection system based on a helicopter platform.


Group photo.