Australian science magazine Particle interviewed Dr. Francke regarding advances in modern GPR technology and their potential applications for extra-planetary exploration. https://particle.scitech.org.au/space/the-hunt-for-potentially-life-giving-water-beneath-mars/
Dr. Francke has taught workshops on the present state and future of ground penetrating radar technology at UVic and UofA to groups of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as teaching staff. The UofA lecture was particularly well attended due to their large geophysics department. Further talks on GPR are planned for 2019.
The latest generation of UltraGPR now includes an RTK GPS receiver and helical antenna for adequate satellite reception from ground level. The incorporation of an on-board GPS simplifies the design of the system and facilities faster use.