Asian Surveying & Mapping
Breaking News
China Launches Another BeiDou Navigation Satellite
China sent a new BeiDou navigation satellite into orbit...
Isro Conducts First Crew Escape Test for India’s Manned Mission to Space
Taking a first step towards the country's human space...
Across China: Remote Sensing Identifies Permafrost Risks on Qinghai-Tibet Plateau
LANZHOU - Chinese scientists are using unmanned aerial vehicles...
Indonesia’s Institut Teknologi Bandung Signs MoU for Utilisation of Science and Technology in Geospatial Information
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Institut Teknologi...
China’s Earth Observation Satellites Monitor Typhoon Maria
China has been using two of its Earth observation...
China Launches Another BeiDou Navigation Satellite
China sent a new BeiDou navigation satellite into orbit...
GEC: Land surveying begins in Kanchi district of Tamil Nadu
CHENNAI: Amid tight security, the district administration has begun...
Planet Signs Deal with Thailand’s Space Agency to Serve National Monitoring
SAN FRANCISCO - Planet, the leading geospatial data and analytics...
Azerbaijan, Austria to Cooperate in the Field of Real Estate Cadastre and Geographic Information System
Azerbaijan`s State Committee on Property Issues and Austria`s Federal...
Russia to Procure New Remote-Sensing Satellite
The Russian space agency Roscosmos is planning to issue...

April 19th, 2018
IDS GeoRadar Launches Compact Safety Monitoring Radar for Mining

(Pisa, Italy, 19 April 2018) – IDS GeoRadar, a leading provider of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and interferometric solutions worldwide, today launched HYDRA-X, a radar-based technology solution specifically designed to support geotechnical engineers in the mining industry.

HYDRA-X supports the different types of mine site needs, ranging from strip coal mines, tailing dams, small open pits, quarries and sub-benches monitoring in huge open pits. HYDRA-X is a compact radar solution that is easily transportable for quick deployment in critical areas. The radar provides high-resolution, high-accuracy early warning and real time monitoring.

“HYDRA-X is a perfect fit for various geotechnical needs,” said Niccolo Coli, director of the IDS GeoRadar mining business unit. “After heavily testing the system in different sites, we were satisfied with its reliability and robustness in all mining and weather conditions with relatively low maintenance costs. HYDRA-X will introduce a new method for safety monitoring and analysis, particularly supporting for design of open-pits, safely operating short-term push-backs as well as on-site data processing and alarm functions for a quick response in the case of sudden accelerations typical of small-scale failures.”

Safety monitoring for a safe mine

HYDRA-X ensures a spatial resolution two times finer than any other slope monitoring radar on the market. By close monitoring of hanging benches over working areas or elements at risk, the system can measure sub-bench scale instabilities. With a scan range of 800 metres, at risk areas can be safely monitored for even the smallest rock movement.

HYDRA-X represents a solution for monitoring quarries and small excavations where radar monitoring can contribute to the optimisation of slope design and extraction planning by improving risk management of the operation The system’s versatility for different types of extraction methods leads to benefits in terms of safety and operations.

Full integration with the IDS GeoRadar IBIS Guardian industry-leading software provides a powerful tool to interpret radar data and visualise alarms on the onset of impending hazardous slope movements.

To learn more about HYDRA-X, visit: https://idsgeoradar.com/products/interferometric-radar/hydra-x