Monthly Archive: August 2011

Radar through the world’s tallest dunes

Groundradar has just returned from an R&D project in Namibia, where UltraGPR was used to profile various dune forms as part of an on-going research project using radar to construct petroleum reservoir analogies. Dune 45, a star dune near Sussusvlei, is known as the “world’s most photographed dune” and has been a default wallpaper on Microsoft Windows (98, XP, Vista, 7). The radar profile shows the base of the dune to 70 m. The profile was acquired along a ridge of dune, resulting in unremarkable internal structures. The Sussusvlei dunes are believed to be amongst the tallest in the world.


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MineVue project nears completion

A two-year development and testing project is drawing to a close with the imminent delivery of the first MineVue long-range radar system to the Government of India.  MineVue is the longest-range shielded radar system commercially available.  It is also the first low-frequency Intrinsically Safe (ATEX) radar system in the world, suitable for use in underground coal mines.