IDS GeoRadar launches world’s first 3D SAR radar

IDS GeoRadar, a leading provider of interferometric technology solutions, and multi-frequency, multi-channel Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) worldwide, has launched IBIS-ArcSAR, described as the next generation slope monitoring radar system based on the new ArcSAR technology. As the world’s first 3D SAR radar, the new system IBIS-ArcSAR “introduces a technological revolution to support critical decisions and ensure the highest safety standards in the mining industry.”

“IBIS-ArcSAR is a game-changing radar designed around robustness and performance to ensure the highest safety standards and manage risk conditions with confidence. IBIS-ArcSAR delivers unprecedented flexibility and performance to support geotechnical engineers in critical decision-making,” said Niccolò Coli, Manager of the IDS GeoRadar mining business unit. Coli says IBIS-ArcSAR is the first and only radar in the mining industry to provide 360° pit coverage from one single platform. The system leverages the widest and longest range (5,000 m), and the shortest scan time (360° in 40 seconds; 180° in 20 seconds) as well as built-in GNSS for auto-geocoding. The system also features integrated panoramic HD camera providing real time imagery of pit walls and immediate visualisation of critical areas.

“Whether it is a strategic or tactical positioning, the radar’s outstanding spatial resolution of 10 million pixels sets new standards for critical safety monitoring by covering the full scale of slope instabilities from sub-bench to broad wall movements even at long distances. Integrating seamlessly into the Guardian FPM360 suite, IBIS-ArcSAR can dramatically expand overlap areas of multiple IBIS radars to exploit the unique TrueVector capabilities, delivering a rich geotechnical environment. One solution combines radar data, prism displacement and slow movement analysis into a single versatile platform without the need to invest in additional software.”