Georadar Solutions

The GPR array solution for underground archaeological and environmental surveys

Stream X

Stream X is the IDS vehicle-towed ground penetrating radar solution, The Stream X array covers a 2 m wide swath with a single pass.To achieve complete coverage of the survey area, multiple passes can be controlled through sophisticated positioning systems and a dedicated navigation software. Once the desired area is covered, the survey can be easily checked and then post processed with a dedicated IDS software platform.

Stream X is the ideal solution for mapping of:

  • Extensive archaeological sites
  • Detection of underground structures
  • Cavity identification and mapping
  • Underground tank detection
  • Area clearance prior to construction
  • Massive array of antennas: Stream X can be equipped with three different array configurations from 16 to 48 antennas. Antenna spacing can be as low as 4 cm; three times better than other competitors.
  • Different frequencies (200 MHz or 600 MHz): Stream X can be equipped with a 16 antenna 200 MHz array in order to achieve the best penetration or with a 48 antenna 600 MHz array to maximize resolution.
  • Mechanical frame: A solid mechanical frame which has been tested in several rough terrain conditions and harsh environments.
  • 3D tomography: The most defined underground 3D model currently available.
  • Advanced acquisition and navigation software with real-time tomography and survey control with parameter editing 

SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDED LAPTOP: Panasonic CF-19 or CF-31 ToughBook
MAX. ACQUISTION SPEED: (@ STD. SCAN INTERVAL) 36 kph (22 mph)
POWER CONSUMPTION: 28 W – 200 MHz version
POSITIONING: Doppler radar and/or GPS or total station
NUMBER OF CONTROL UNIT: 1 DAD MCH @ 200 MHz
4 DAD MCH: @ 600 MHz
SCAN RATE PER CHANNEL: (@512 SAMPLES/SCAN) 87 scans/sec
SCAN INTERVAL: 8 scans/m
POWER SUPPLY: SLA Battery 12 VDC 12 Ah + electric crane battery


ANTENNA

IP GRADE: IP65
SCAN WIDTH: 1.80 m
NUMBER OF CHANNELS: 15 / 44
ANTENNA CENTER FREQUENCIES: 200 MHz or 600 MHz
POLARIZATION: VV
ANTENNA SPACING: 12 cm / 4 cm
CERTIFICATION: EC, FCC, IC


SOFTWARE SPECIFICATIONS

OneVision Acquisition Software
• Real time tomography
• Integrated navigator
• Extensive survey management
• System and survey set up
• GPS management

GRED HD 3D CAD
Post Processing Software
• Tomographic map view (C-Scan) including radar scan fusion
• 3D data visualization
• Advanced targeting using radarscan and tomographic view
• CAD, GIS exportation of GPR data and target
• Synthetic map (only for the Stream family of products)
• Radarscan viewer, filter and advanced filtering macros, multiple radar scan viewer
• Layer picking for automatic analysis of sub-layers
• GPS and map track viewer including X, Y and Z axis and digital map importation
• Video handling (option)

  • Cost savings in underground investigation procedures while also providing more information on what is buried underground.
  • Increased performance: Able to detect the presence and shape of anomalies present in the soil.
  • Fast and accurate survey even in rough terrain.
  • High productivity: up to 1 hectare/hour and a dedicated post processing platform.

RIS MF Hi-Mod

A specialised ground penetrating radar (GPR) system, RIS MF Hi-Mod is capable of investigating large areas, providing a 3D view of the subsoil with a high capability of resolution and penetration depth. RIS MF Hi-Mod features:

  • End to end procedure ensuring professional results in mapping underground utilities and anomalies
  • Specific software tools for automatic target recognition and transfer to CAD/GIS maps for high productivity
  • Highest detection percentage level, combining longitudinal and transversal scans and several frequencies
  • Modular array, easy to set up and reconfigure in the field

Thanks to the radar’s capacity and the archaeologist’s experience, buried underground objects can be detected with a high level of confidence and consequently plan the excavation activities.

RIS MF Hi-Mod is a robust high performance multi-use ground penetrating radar system capable of scanning large areas in a short period of time and providing an accurate 3D view of the subsoil with a high resolution and depth of penetration.

RIS MF Hi-Mod provides a complete end-to-end solution from the initial data acquisition in the field to final output production in the form of CAD or GIS maps. RIS MF Hi-Mod’s software includes automated tools which reduce the time taken to produce meaningful and unambiguous results.

RIS MF HI-MOD BENEFITS

  • End to end procedure ensuring professional results in mapping underground utilities and anomalies.
  • High productivity with specific software tools for automatic target recognition and transfer to CAD/GIS maps.
  • Highest detection percentage level, combining longitudinal and transversal scans and several frequencies.
  • Modular array, easy to set up and reconfigure in the field.

RIS MF HI-MOD FEATURES

  • Deep and shallow antennas in one compact box: Two antennas in the same box, with the option of choosing 200 MHz & 600 MHz or 400 MHz & 900 MHz, help the operator to locate pipes and cables by providing the proper frequency for a specific search parameter. It provides a real-time display of deep and shallow antennas on the same screen.
  • Modular: Antenna boxes can be quickly added in “chain connection” while in the field (no tools required) with up to 8 in operation simultaneously. As a result, the system is able to work in any available space.
  • 3D radar tomography: Multi-frequency data fusion and a consolidated procedure to collect the data enable accurate 3D images of the subsurface to be achieved, helping the operator to distinguish individual anomalies and buried targets.
  • Professional utility mapping capability: The result can be exported in several formats including GIS and CAD (AutoCAD or MicroStation) for a professional survey.
  • Flexible: Powered by the IDS Multi-channel Control unit, the system can be used to drive every IDS GeoRadar antenna.
  • Advanced acquisition and navigation software with real-time tomography and survey control with parameter editing

IBIS-FS

IBIS-FS is a microwave interferometry based system for remote static and dynamic monitoring of bridges and other structures including buildings, historical monuments and towers. IBIS-FS is able to remotely monitor for static applications such as structural load testing, structural displacement and risk of collapse as well as in the preservation of cultural heritage sites, without needing direct access to the site or the use of any invasive equipment. It is also able to perform dynamic monitoring applications including structural resonance frequency measurements, structural modal shape analysis and real-time deformation monitoring.

  • Remote sensing: Real-time remote sensing at up to 1 km with no need for equipment to be installed on the monitored structure
  • Accurate measurements: Measures displacements of as little as 0.01 mm at up to 0.5 km. No standard instrument can achieve such accuracy
  • Sampling: Structural vibration sampling up to 200 Hz
  • Always operative: Operates day & night and in all weather conditions

OVERALL WEIGHT (INCLUDING BATTERIES): 30 kg
RECOMMENDED LAPTOP: Panasonic CF-19 Tough-Book
AUTONOMY: More than 10 hours
MAXIMUM RANGE: 1 km
FREQUENCY BAND: 17.1 – 17.3 GHz
DISPLACEMENT ACCURACY: 0.01 – 0.1 mm (depending on range)
POWER SUPPLY SLA Battery: 12VDC 12 AH
SPATIAL RESOLUTION: 0.5 m. The resolution may change due
to specific national radio regulations
ACQUISITION FREQUENCY: up to 200 Hz
ENVIRONMENTAL: IP65
POWER CONSUMPTION: 25.5 W
CERTIFICATION: EC, FCC, IC

IBIS SURVEYOR: IBIS Surveyor is equipped with a complete set of features for the static and dynamic evaluation of the overall structural displacement. The software includes:
• power image of the monitored scenario
• real-time and temporal histories of selected point displacement
• Dynamic structural analysis tools to identify the resonance frequencies and modal shapes of the monitored structures.

Real-time software for monitoring
In real time, IBIS-FS is able to show a power image of the monitored scenario, the displacement of the overall scenario and the displacement among selected points of the scenario. Displacement accuracy can be within 0.01mm.

IBIS Surveyor
The IBIS Surveyor software is specifically developed to process the raw files generated during measurement sessions by IBIS-FS. The software is equipped with a complete set of features for the static and dynamic evaluation of the overall structural displacement.

Static information that can be obtained include:

  • Power image of the monitored scenario for the selection of specific points to be monitored
  • Temporal displacement histories of the selected measurement points belonging to the investigated scenario (bridges, dams, landslides, etc.)

Processing of IBIS-FS data also includes basic dynamic structural analysis tools to identify the resonance frequencies and modal shapes of the monitored structures.

This information can lead to a complete Structural Health Monitoring system for a structure.

  • Increase structural health monitoring efficiency through the use of a non-invasive vibration monitoring technique
  • Accurate and remote monitoring of a bridge or structure without the need to mount any fixed point reflectors on the surface
  • Reduces the time necessary for static or dynamic bridge structural testing to just a few minutes
  • Real-time data for structure displacement

IBIS-FM

The use of slope monitoring radar is now the standard practice for the active monitoring of slope in open pit mines and for safety critical landslide monitoring with the aim of providing alerts in the event of progressive movements which could potentially lead to slope failure and assessing worker safety. With the safety of workers at risk and equipment threatened, safely long-term monitoring slopes around-the-clock is a necessity. With early detection, accidents can be prevented. With long-term analysis, mine and civil engineering design can be optimized.

The IBIS radar is capable of collecting quantitative information on slope behaviour from either a spatial or a temporal point of view. It provides reliable early-detection alerts on impending failures in near real time, as well as, accurate geo-referenced outputs over long periods of time allowing users to integrate radar data into geotechnical analysis of slope failure mechanisms.

The unique IBIS-FM radar system accurately monitors multiple scales of displacements in real time, from early detection of slow movements to fast accelerations associated with slope collapse. The great operative range, up to 4500 m, allows to safely deploying the system in comfortably accessible areas, without exposing people and equipment to hazardous zones. Thanks to the most advanced automatic algorithms in the market, IBIS-FM delivers reliable and accurate data in all weather conditions. Monitoring experts can respond to slope hazards faster ensuring the safety of operators and the public. With this detailed information, appropriate action can be taken early enough and minimise the effects caused by possible slope failures and landslides.

The IBIS –FM is a valid support for the advanced geotechnical modelling required for the assessment of slope stability with the following cutting-edge features:

  • Highest spatial resolution: 0.5 m x 4.4 m resolution cell @1 km, resulting in the detection of smaller failure areas.
  • Longest operating range: From 10 m and up to 4500 m.
  • Extremely broad coverage: Can cover an area of approximately 5 km2 @ 2 km.
  • Short acquisition time: Only a few minutes for a full resolution scan at long range (2 minutes @2 km).
  • Long term monitoring: Either through permanent installations away from blasting restricted areas or by precise repositioning of the system.
  • Completely automated operation: using solar panels and batteries, with diesel generator as back-up.
  • High in-service availability: limited moving parts and low maintenance help keep down-time to a minimum.
  • Fully remote operation: via wireless radio link.
  • State-of-the-art atmospheric correction: the first and most advanced automatic algorythms in the market to provide always reliable results.
  • Fully tested in harsh mining environments.
  • Real-time results: designed for minimal data bandwidth consumption and fast processing engine for real-time data availability

Guardian software
Powerful and user-friendly, the IBIS Guardian software manages slope stability risks in both geo-hazard assessment and open pit mining operations. IBIS Guardian enables fast interpretation and therefore fast reaction time to vital real-time information delivered by the IBIS-FM radar system.

Reliable data with flexible alerts in real-time
Highly accurate displacement data is provided to monitoring specialists in real-time using the most advanced Automatic Atmospheric Correction algorithm.

IBIS Guardian offers alert messaging options and comprehensive geotechnical analysis tools. Monitoring specialists are immediately alerted in the event of slope displacement by means of various instant messaging options such as email, SMS or pop-up alerts.

Advanced data integration for even clearer understanding of slope stability
Automatically import different total station and GNSS datasets, for example from Leica GeoMoS©, to enable even clearer understanding of slope stability. Monitoring experts can com-pare prism and GNSS displacement trends, by mean of time series or Stereonet charts, with IBIS radar data to understand movement behavior that much faster.

Full Pit Monitoring 360 & True Vector
IBIS Guardian offers Full Pit Monitoring (FPM) capabilities, stitching together data sets from multiple IBIS radar systems onto a single radar map. The True Vector technology automatically resolve the spatial direction of displacement for hundreds of thousands of overlapping radar pixels monitored simoultaneously by two or more radars.

HARDWARE FEATURES
• High spatial resolution (0.5 x  4.4m resolution cell at 1000m)
• Long operating range (from 10m to 4500m)
• Rapid scan time (3 minutes)
• Broad area coverage (around 5000m2 at 2000m)
• Fully remote operation (wireless radio link) and optimized file size for low bandwidth
• Self-powering option using a combination of solar panels and batteries, with back-up diesel generator
• Operates in all weather conditions and temperatures (-25/-50°C* to 55°C)

HYDRA-G

HYDRA-G is a compact, remote sensing monitoring system designed for early warning and real-time measurements of sub-millimetric displacements in buildings, dams, tunnels, mining infrastructures, and cut-slopes.

HYDRA-G is able to provide real-time monitoring of civil structures and cut-slopes deformations and trigger early-warning alerts in case of impending collapses to evacuate people and machinery at-risk.

With a scan range up to 800 metres, the system provides the high-accuracy and resolution radar technology. HYDRA-G exploits the cutting-edge ArcSAR technology, providing a spatial resolution of centimetres with updated displacement information every 30 seconds.

An optical and infrared HD camera provides real-time visual inspection of monitored areas, and radar data are draped on a 3D model of the scene created by the built-in laser. The industry-leading HYDRA Guardian software provides an easy-to-use and powerful tool to visualize and interpret radar data, and perform analysis of displacement trends of structure and cut-slope movements. Moreover, SurfScan is a dedicated, real time building displacement and deformation analysis software.

REMOTE SENSING MONITORING
HYDRA-G is a compact, remote sensing monitoring system designed for early warning and real-time measurements of sub-millimetric displacements in buildings, dams, tunnels, mining infrastructures, and cut-slopes. 
REAL TIME REPORTS AND ALERTS
HYDRA-G is able to provide real- time monitoring of civil structures and cut-slopes deformations and trigger early-warning alerts in case of impending collapses to evacuate people and machinery at-risk.
PERFORMANCE FOR CRITICAL DECISIONS
With a scan range up to 800 metres, the system provides the high-accuracy and resolution radar technology. HYDRA-G exploits the cutting-edge ArcSAR technology, providing a spatial resolution of centimetres with updated displacement information every 30 seconds.
INFORMATION AT A GLANCE
An optical and infrared HD camera provides real-time visual inspection of monitored areas, and radar data are draped on a 3D model of the scene created by the builtin laser. The industry-leading HYDRA Guardian software provides an easy-to-use and powerful tool to visualize and interpret radar data, and perform analysis of displacement trends of structure and cut-slope movements. Moreover, SurfScan is a dedicated, realtime building displacement and deformation analysis software.

Non-intrusive technology: no pointers or devices to be installed on the target.
Hyper spatial resolution: to detect even the smallest displacement with sub-millimetric displacement accuracy.
Fast acquisition rate: 30 seconds for a full resolution scan.
Short range and large angular coverage capability: to track in real-time thousands of points in the monitored scenario.
On-site results: data provided in real time with instant processing. 
3D representation and visual imaging: to ease data interpretation of the monitored area.
Compact and portable solution: easily transportable from a location to another and installed by one single person.
High availability with low maintenance costs: minimal moving parts and low profile design to guarantee robustness and maximum availability in harsh environmental conditions.

ACCURACY: <0.1mm (Line of Sight.)
SPATIAL RESOLUTION: Range 0.2 m, Azimuth: 8 mrad | @10 m, 0.2 m by 0.08 m | @100 m, 0.2 m by 0.80 m | @500 m, 0.2 m by 4.00 m
MAX OPERATING RANGE: 200 m (Low Power configuration) 800 m (High Power configuration)
FIELD OF VIEW Up to 360° (Horizontal) x 30° (Vertical)
OPERATING TEMPERATURE -20°C to +55°C
ACQUISITION TIME INTERVAL 30 seconds
POWER CONSUMPTION 100W
SUPPLY 110/220 V AC – 12/24 V DC

HYDRA Controller:
Acquisition & system management software
• Acquisition configuration and management
• Status information
• Preliminary data processing 
HYDRA Guardian:
Real time processing, data interpretation & early warning software
• Automatic atmospheric correction
• Alarm generation with user defined levels
• Multiple alarm criteria based on area definition
• Email and SMS alarm forwarding
• 3D interactive data handling
• Output exportation to external software (GIS)
• External DTM importation
SurfScan:
3D building monitoring software  The software is also suited
for the monitoring of mining
infrastructures.
• Single point of control for the complete monitoring system
• Customizable scanned area selection
• Point mapping over camera picture for easy data interpretation
• Quick campaign set-up procedure
• Flexible time series analysis panel for both real-time and post campaign analysis and reporting
• Easy report generation

RIS Hi-Pave

A ground penetrating radar solution designed for high speed road assessment surveys,  RIS Hi-Pave is able to operate with several antennas at the same time.  The system provides a complete assessment of road conditions, such as:

  • Pavement thickness measurement;
  • Surface, base and sub-base road course assessment;
  • Detection of cavities, voids and delamination;
  • Location of cracks;
  • Detection of wet areas;
  • Airport runway condition assessment.
  • Horn Antennas: Achieve high speeds without damaging the antenna. Equipped with air launched horn antennas, these can be used without contact with the surface.
  • Speed: Hi-Pave is the fastest ground penetrating radar for road evaluation at three times the rate of the nearest radar in the market. It can reach up to 260 Km/h with a single antenna configuration and 10 cm data sampling or 130 km/h with a dual antenna configuration and 10 cm data sampling.
  • Semi-automatic procedure for layer recognition: The post processing software uses a semi-automatic procedure to collect information of road subsurface layers.
  • Modular: Hi-Pave can operate with up to eight antennas in a chain connection using the same control unit. This can also include lower frequency antennas (typically a 600 MHz* or a 400/900MHz dual frequency) for grade and subgrade evaluations.
  • Pavement status evaluation for new road construction (comparing completed pavement, grade and sub grade against design specifications);
  • Periodical status monitoring of road and runaway conditions for preventive maintenance;
  • Minimise survey and processing time with high-speed GPR and semi-automatic layer detection
  • Flexible solution that can integrate up to eight GPR antennas;

GRED HD 3D – Advanced GPR processing and imaging software

An advanced processing software suite specifically designed for easy and efficient 3D interpretation of IDS GPR data, GRED HD 3D software includes special tools that allow easy and fast interpretation of a road’s structure, such as:

  • Automatic or manual layers insertion;
  • Core sample insertion for data calibration and thickness confirmation;
  • 2D and 3D tomography for an immediate visualisation of buried objects (e.g.: buried pipes and utilities, cavities etc.).
  • GRED HD 3D’s windows clearly show radar maps, different road layers, core samples and underground anomalies.

This post processing software allows simultaneous viewing of different radar maps and enables the sections to scroll automatically. The software can identify the various layers using both automatic and manual procedures. This defines the layer thickness that can be verified and confirmed by inserting core samples.The GPR data can be saved together with a GPS file to match a radar scan with absolute coordinates. The GPS positions can be easily loaded onto software such as Google Earth.

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