Communication and Electronics Section

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Estimating Cave Radio Horizontal Location Accuracy

A Method to Determine the Accuracy of Cave Radio Locations

I have developed a method to determine the error of cave radio locations. Usually cave radios are used to independently confirm the accuracy of a cave survey. But, how accurate is the cave radio location? I have used a method that I call "Single Blind Cave Radio Location" to determine the accuracy of the radio location itself. Several tests of this method have shown that horizontal cave radio
locations can be accurate to within 1% of the depth.

Presented at the Communications and Electronics Section meeting at the 2016 NSS Convention in Ely, NV, by Bob Buecher.

NSS2016 Cave Radio Accuracy.pdf