Ground penetrating radar system simplifies the subsurface locating, imaging, and mapping processes for engineers by creating an instant deliverable for use in the field.
US Radar Inc., the leading global innovator and manufacturer of ground penetrating radar (GPR) systems, will be showcasing its GPRover Mapping System at the INTERGEO 2019 conference in Stuttgart, Germany from September 17-19. The system is designed to simplify the subsurface data collection, imaging, and mapping processes for engineers and other locating professionals.
With no base station or control points required, an engineer or other locator can use the GPRover system to collect high-accuracy data from anywhere in the world within +/- (2.5cm) and map findings in real-time. This results in an instant deliverable that can be used immediately or stored and shared later.
To accomplish this, the GPRover combines the only true triple-frequency range GPR antenna on the market with global GPS integration powered by John Deere’s Navcom Starfire system. While scanning, the GPR antenna emits three separate signal ranges at low, medium, and high-frequency outputs. This generates three unique datasets simultaneously that can be analyzed and cross-compared for further accuracy. From there, the operator can image, map, or export findings as multiple file types for future use. The resulting files can then be referenced back to for future jobs to increase efficiency by eliminating the need for constant re-locating or exploratory digging.
“We developed the GPRover to provide a sophisticated solution to common challenges that civil engineers and utility locators face worldwide,” said US Radar President Ron LaBarca. “Oftentimes, the operator needs a rugged system that can adapt to multiple soil conditions and create an instant deliverable in the field. With advanced technology presented in an easy-to-use format, I believe we’ve succeeded in producing the finest GPR for mapping currently available.”
To compensate for unforgiving terrain, the GPRover features patented tilt-correction technology that automatically compensates for slope and cross-slope of the GPR and GPS antennas to increase overall data accuracy. The GPR antenna also auto-calibrates to surrounding soil conditions to reduce signal loss as much as possible.
Field data collected by the GPRover may be saved and exported in most common file formats (SHP, DXF, KMZ, CSV, RTF, AutoCad, Google Earth, GIS, etc.). Using advanced post-processing software, the user can also create 3D images of their data or map findings through third-party platforms like Google Earth to further illustrate the information collected.
INTERGEO 2019 attendees will be able to learn more about the GPRover system by visiting Booth B3.051 in Hall 3. Other US Radar products will also be showcased alongside the GPRover as well