Monthly Archive: August 2017

Continued GPR development at Weipa, Queensland

Groundradar continues to develop custom radar instruments and processes for Rio Tinto’s Weipa operations in Queensland, intended to accurately and consistently map the thickness of bauxite atop an ironstone underburden.

Monostatic 100 MHz flexible radar

Dr. Francke to present paper at SAGA 2017 Conference in Cape Town

Dr. Francke will present a paper entitled “Realistic GPR Performance” at the South African Geophysical Association’s Conference in Cape Town in September.  The paper addresses claims made of extraordinary and unrealistic radar performance by some vendors in Southern Africa and Australia using Russian/Ukrainian “megawatt” radars.  The paper clearly shows that these performance claims are entirely outside of the bounds of accepted physics and such instruments can pose a significant safety risk.