Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR): Equipment Spotlight

September 2012, Vol. 67 No. 9
Sensors & Software's LMX100.

US RADAR
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The Seeker SPR is an easy-to-operate, sub-surface penetrating radar system that is able to infiltrate numerous surfaces such as soil, clay, concrete and brick. The Seeker integrates a complete imaging system into one portable, user-friendly unit. SPR features a touch screen operating system and a variety of antenna frequency options. Parameters including soil settings, algorithms and color palette may be set quickly and easily via the touch screen. The system also can be set to focus on a particular depth range, useful if the approximate depth of an object is known. To accommodate a broad range of detection needs, five antenna frequency options are available and are easily interchangeable for those with multiple antenna needs. 732.566.2035, usradar.com

Radiodetection
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Using radar technology, the RD1000 Ground Penetrating Radar displays an image map of underground features. With the RD1000, the technician can see a pipe or cable in its topographical context making it ideal for locating and excavating utilities, including non-conductive materials such as plastic pipes. The RD1000’s DSP core displays the sub-surface map in real-time on a high-contrast LCD. Advanced digital filtering helps the operator to eliminate unwanted signals and provide greater accuracy. Locate Mode is activated simply by reversing the cart for an accurate snapshot of underground conditions and uses a cursor to indicate the depth and location of a buried utility. 877.247.3797, radiodetection.com

Vermeer
The INTERRAGATOR EZ GPR System offers the latest advancements in ground penetrating radar electronics with a simple-to-use operator interface. Data is displayed in real-time during a survey and the reverse cursor allows for immediate and accurate utility marking. The depth calibration feature allows the operator to calibrate the system for specific worksites. By simply entering the known depth to a detected target, the control unit adjusts the system parameters to provide accurate depths to all utilities detected in the survey area. The INTERRAGATOR EZ can identify underground metallic and non-metallic pipes and cables at depths up to 20 feet depending on soil conditions. 888.837.6337, vermeer.com