Mobile GPR Technology: A Newer and Better Unit that can Cover Greater Distances per Day

Ground Penetrating Radar, or GPR, has been used extensively for road building and other construction and building projects where the identification of anomalies and other man-made or natural obstructions underground is of prime importance. Without a GPR unit, road and building projects today have the risk of being severely hampered by various obstructions, whether it be an underground utility, chambers or tunnels, manholes, culverts, and more.

New mobile ground penetrating radar unit will allow designers and developers tow work faster with more accuracy

New mobile ground penetrating radar unit will allow designers and developers tow work faster with more accuracy

Catsurvey has long been known as a specialist when it comes to mobile GPR technology. As a matter of fact, its units have been used to search for and identify various utilities and other objects underground when the Dartford Freeflow project was underway. If you may remember, the Dartflow project was a large-scale rerouting project for the reduction of traffic and congestion in London, specifically around the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge area. Along with this major project, Catsurvey’s mobile ground penetrating radar units have also been used in another project, namely the Manchester Smart Motorways programme, in order to identify and locate any obstructions and other utilities and anomalies underneath the always-packed and endlessly congested M62.

Recently, the Catsurvey firm was happy to announce the launch of its latest mobile ground penetrating radar unit, which is specifically built and designed to cover approximately 50 kilometres of roadway every single day.

How the mobile ground penetrating radar unit works

What makes this mobile ground penetrating unit invaluable to any roadway or construction project is its technology. The mobile unit makes use of a series of antennas with low and intermediate frequency in order to boost data quality. Then, antennas which have double polarisation as well as transverse and longitudinal scans are used to process the data into clearer, more concise images. With the survey’s combination of theodolite and global positioning systems, it can pinpoint the precise location of all underground features and objects within the vicinity. The mobile ground penetrating unit is able to identify, inspect, and report the obstruction or feature with the utmost clarity. With this information, developers can now modify their projects and model their integrations according to the area where the feature or obstruction is located. 

Through the use of this new mobile ground penetrating radar unit, designers and developers can now work faster on any road or building project and avoid any problems or issues even before they have actually begun.


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Posted on 08 Jun 2015 in Technology

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