Raptor

High Speed 3D Ground Penetrating Radar Array

Raptor is a state-of-the-art high-speed 3D-GPR Array enabling the very fast collection of 3D GPR data, at speeds in excess of 130 km/hr (80 miles/hour), @ 5 cm point intervals. Raptor is capable of survey speeds that eliminate the need for traffic control and safety vehicles. Conventional systems typically operate at no more than 30 km/hr, with similar settings.

Raptor is arguably the best 3D GPR Array available today

Antennas

Raptor-45 

450 MHz frequency

Raptor-45 has a center frequency of 450MHz. Arrays configured with Raptor 45-units are suitable for utility mapping, archaeological investigations and railway investigations, among other applications.

Raptor-80

800 MHz frequency

Raptor-80 has a center frequency of 800MHz and is hence suitable for applications where higher resolutions are needed, roadbed layers, concrete scanning etc.

Options

Clients choose the number of receivers/transmitters they need for their application and may build their own carrier solutions. In order to aid in this process we provide two example solutions; one push cart which fits an 8 channel array and one vehicle carrier which fits 18 channels (Raptor-45 antennas).

Vehicle Mount – Our proposed vehicle solution, 1-18 channels (Raptor-45 antennas)

The robust and stable construction enables simple connection to suitable survey vehicles for fast data collection in normal traffic flows as posted speed limits. Collect up to 18 channels (450 MHz) in a single swathe with one pass to reduce time and costs.

Push Cart – Our proposed push cart solution, 1-8 channels (Raptor-45 antennas)

Designed to be manually pushed across the survey area, which allows the arrangement of up to 8-channels with a total width of 0.9 m. The handle assembly is fully foldable to reduce the physical footprint, making transportation and storage much more efficient. The complete assembly can be moved easily from site to site and can even fit into the boot space of a standard estate-car/station-wagon.

Software

Condor 3D GPR Processing & Interpretation Software

Condor is modern processing, visualisation and interpretation software for the efficient management of Raptor 3D GPR array data.

The data manager enables the practical and intuitive organization of information. The user has full control of views and outputs from the various processing stages, while the layer manager offers the same for interpretation procedures.

TALON data acquisition and control software

The modular design plug and play configuration make it easy to design any numbers of channels from a minimum of 4, up to a maximum of 30, or bespoke user-defined solutions. This allows you to tailor your own array arrangement and carrier solution to meet your specific needs.
Talon acquisition and control software offers a simple yet effective to manage the quality of data collection and external positioning data.

Boost performance and improve workflows

Condor 3D tomography software is setting a new standard for speed and efficiency for array data. Field to a 3D tomographic image of the data is now measured in minutes and many data sets can be fully processed in a tailgate session in the field on a laptop!

Efficient Subsurface Mapping

Designed with simplicity in mind, Raptor will help you achieve maximum productivity and optimum results. The unique design allows antennas to be configured quickly, easily and expanded as needed. The density of collected data means that a single pass is all that is needed to obtain high quality 3D information of the line surveyed. Combined with the synchronization of accurate positional data, each survey line, or ‘swath’, can be precisely aligned to adjacent swaths. This optimises the data gathering process for efficient subsurface mapping

Flexibility

Raptor is the most modern GPR-Array solution on the market. It consists of separable transmitters and receivers which a user may configure for arbitrary number of channels as well as for different applications. A large array may be split into two and two smaller arrays may be configured as one larger, without extensive additional costs. The Raptor system is based on our latest Real-Time Sampling (RTS) technology.

Antenna Specification Comparison

Specification

Raptor-45

Raptor-80

Antenna Centre Frequency

450 MHz

800 MHz

Antenna Footprint

165 x 230 mm

110 x 150 mm

Antenna Weight

2 kg

1 kg

Antenna Polarization VV and HH

System Cart

Number of channels

8

12

Scan width

58 cm

60 cm

Dimensions

90 x 70 x 25 cm

90 x 70 x 25 cm

Weight

42 kg

36 kg

Power consumption

48 W

72 W

System Vehicle

Number of antennas

18

28

Scan width

140 cm

150 cm

Dimensions

190 x 80 x 60 cm

190 x 80 x 60 cm

Weight

87 kg

77 kg

Power consumption

108 W

168 W

Max System Configuration

30 channels

30 channels

Environmental

IP 65

IP 65

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