Ground penetrating radar for underground applications

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Reutech Mining has introduced a compact and convenient ground penetrating radar system that is claimed to be more user friendly than comparable products currently available.

The Sub Surface Profiler (SSP) is described as a low-cost, lightweight GPR designed specifically for the challenges of the underground mining environment, weighing less than 4.5kg, with a patented, compact ergonomic design that allows one-handed operation by one person in much the same way as a paint roller.



The SSP has been designed to be extremely power efficient, and uses small, rechargeable batteries that can be replaced during operation. Collected data is wirelessly transmitted to a tablet computer, where it is processed in real-time, providing instant feedback about fault structures that may be present up to 6m inside a rock mass.