GSSI, the world’s leading manufacturer of ground penetrating radar (GPR) equipment, will be highlighting its latest GPR technology at the 2018 World of Concrete conference, to be held during January 23-26, 2018, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas. On display will be a new affordable UtilityScan® GPR system, StructureScan™ Mini XT all-in-one concrete inspection GPR system, and the new Palm XT miniaturised GPR antenna for the StructureScan Mini XT.
The new UtilityScan GPR system is a compact unit that makes it extremely portable and easy to manoeuvre in tight survey areas. UtilityScan features a robust new wireless antenna that can handle required data rates and is ruggedly built to withstand challenging field conditions. The electrical design uses GSSI’s patented HyperStacking technology, which has proven to increase depth penetration in challenging soils, while also providing high near surface data resolution. The unit also has a backup Ethernet connection if Wi-Fi is not desired or allowed on a particular jobsite or facility. The UtilityScan can also be equipped with the LineTrac™ accessory, which helps locate specific power sources situated underground, including AC power and induced RF energy present in conduits.
Also on display is the StructureScan Mini XT – the newest generation of GSSI’s popular all-in-one concrete inspection GPR system. Rugged, compact, and flexible, StructureScan Mini XT is ideal for locating rebar, conduits, post-tension cables, and voids. The Mini XT can help identify structural elements, including pan decking and concrete cover, and can also provide real time determination of concrete slab thickness. StructureScan Mini XT features an intuitive touchscreen interface and six-button control options.
Visitors can also see a demonstration of the newest accessory for the StructureScan Mini XT. The Palm XT Antenna is a miniaturised GPR antenna that is designed to greatly enhance the capabilities of the StructureScan Mini XT.