Ground Penetrating Radar for Underground Applications

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 4.5 kg 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 6 m inside a rock mass.

As featured in Womp 2016 Vol 10 -