Trial surveys at four underground coal mines have been conducted using a prototype long-range radar technology. The ATEX-approved instrumentation will be full shielded for deployment in environments subject to radar clutter, where long-range imaging of strata, voids and abandoned workings is required. The final system is to be delivered in Q3 2010 and will be available for use worldwide immediately thereafter.
Groundradar received hundreds of visitors during the 2010 PDAC. Mr. Francke gave two well-attended presentations on the state-of-the-art in long-range ground penetrating radar and the applications of geophysics to nickel laterite exploration.