What is a GPR?
Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) is a non-destructive geophysical method of surveying in media such as soil, rock, fresh water and ice that uses radar pulses to image the subsurface.
In short, it enables “seeing” through the surface of the ground.
A drone can keep its speed and position more accurately than a person operating a vehicle or pushing a GPR cart.
A drone-mounted GPR can perform surveys faster, more uniformly, and with higher degree of automation by following pre-planned missions.
No need for humans to enter dangerous or inaccessible areas.
A person or a land vehicle might struggle on difficult terrain; this is not an issue for an airborne GPR.
Designed for drone-based and on-the-ground surveys, Zond-12e 500A GPR is a 2-Channel Ground Penetrating Radar system with shielded antennas,
Skyfront Perimeter 8 drone is a long-endurance, long-range hybrid UAV with high payload capacity
DJI Matrice 600 Pro drone is designed for commercial and industrial applications and professional imaging
UgCS SkyHub is a hardware and software solution designed for payload integrations. It is used for:
UgCS is a commercial-grade, cross-UAV-platform mission planning and flight control software with advanced capabilities
Map subsurface utility infrastructure and utility networks
Locate underground cables, water & sewage pipes, gas pipes, oil pipes, storage tanks
Reveal stratigraphic architecture, sand-body geometry, sedimentary structures
Measure ice and snow thickness, supraglacial debris thickness, ice core glacial-interglacial cycles
Uncover sinkholes, cavities, groundwater depths, groundswells
Find rocks, fractures, shear zones, faults, joints, depth to bedrock
Search for artifacts, foundations, caves, tombs, tunnels, voids
Detect buried evidence of graves, caches of weapons, drugs, money
Evaluate as-built concrete components such as slabs, walls, columns, beams
Survey the bathymetry and sub-bottom features of freshwater lakes and rivers
Define landfills, contaminant plumes, storage tanks of potentially toxic materials
Expose buried unexploded ordnance (UXO), bunkers, tunnels, and objects behind structures