Fast deployment radar system for critical monitoring
The deeper or steeper open pit mines become, the more unstable their walls and slopes will be. With the safety of workers at risk and equipment threatened, safely long-term monitoring slopes around-the-clock is a necessity. With early detection, accidents can be prevented. With long-term analysis, pits design can be optimized.
The IBIS-FMT brings all the unrivalled features of the IBIS technology, on a fully equipped, autono-mous and weatherproof trailer. The FMT, which provides a one-touch setup for fast deployment, is the perfect device when a tactic or strategic monitoring of different sectors through time has to be performed.
The IBIS-FMT radar system accurately monitors multiple scales of displacements in real time, from early detection of slow movements to fast accelerations associated with slope collapse. The great operative range, up to 4500 m, allows to safely deploy the system in comfortably accessible areas, without exposing people and equipment to hazardous zones. Thanks to the most advanced automatic algorithms on the market, IBIS-FMT delivers reliable and accurate data in all weather conditions. With this detailed information, appropriate action can be taken early enough and minimise the effects caused by possible slope failures on a mine’s productivity.
IBIS-FMT offers monitoring specialists:
- Rapid installation when urgent active monitoring is required,
- Continuously measurement of mine wall/slope movements with sub-millimetre accuracy from distanc-es of up to 4 km,
- Reliable early alerts for progressive wall/slope movements to help avoid potential slope failure;
- Mapping the long term evolution of slow moving slopes.
Adaptable and durable IBIS-FMT delivers monitoring data even in the most extreme mining conditions.
The IBIS-FMT system offers open pit mines cutting-edge radar technology with the following cutting-edge features:
- Highest spatial resolution: 0.5 m x 4.4 m resolution cell @1 km, resulting in the detection of smaller failure areas.
- Longest operating range: From 10 m and up to 4500 m.
- Extremely broad coverage of pit walls: Can cover an area of approximately 5 km2 @ 2 km.
- Low acquisition time: Only a few minutes for a full resolution scan at long range (2 minutes @2 km).
- Long term monitoring: Either through permanent installations away from blasting restricted areas or by precise repositioning of the system.
- Completely automated operation: using solar panels and batteries, with diesel generator as back-up.
- High in-service availability: limited moving parts and low maintenance help keep down-time to a minimum.
- Fully remote operation: via wireless radio link.
- State-of-the-art atmospheric correction: the first and most advanced automatic algorythms in the market to provide always reliable results.
- Fully tested in harsh mining environments.
Powerful and user-friendly, the IBIS Guardian software manages slope stability risks in open pit mining operations. Guardian enables fast interpretation and therefore fast reaction time for vital real-time information delivered by the IBIS-FM radar system.
Reliable data with flexible alerts in real time
Highly accurate displacement data is provided to monitoring specials in real time using the most advanced Automatic Atmospheric Correction algorithm. Easy analysis of mines’ radar data is possible using the Eagle-Vision camera to add fully geo-referenced 3D maps and high-resolution panoramic images.
Unique Multi-Scale processing and the ability to store long-term projects enable resolving up to four orders of displacement magnitude, making this an essential tool for the support of:
- Mine design
- Mine Planning
- Risk mitigation strategies.
IBIS Guardian offers alert messaging options and comprehensive geotechnical analysis tools. Monitoring specialists are immediately alerted in the event of slope displacement by means of various instant messaging options such as email, SMS or pop-up alerts.
Advanced data integration for even clearer understanding of slope stability
Automatically import different total station and GNSS datasets, for example from Leica GeoMoS© or Trimble T4D©, to enable even clearer understanding of slope stability. Monitoring experts can compare prism and GNSS displacement trends with IBIS radar data to understand movement behavior much faster. Stereonet charts are also available for quick and immediate representation of displacement data.
Through an advanced automatic export tool and the unique External Public Interface (API), IBIS data can be exported and displayed in third-party platforms for geotechnical monitoring.
Full Pit Monitoring 360 & True Vector
IBIS Guardian offers Full Pit Monitoring (FPM) capabilities, stitching merging together data sets from multiple IBIS radar systems onto a single radar map3D georeferenced topography. Real-time full pit data provides monitoring experts with a complete view of the entire pit for managing slope hazards.
Benefits of the IBIS Guardian FPM include:
- Streamlining tasks from multiple workstations into one unique software platform
- Reducing work processes
- Saving valuable time needed for making decisions
With TrueVector technology, IBIS Guardian is able to resolve the spatial direction of displacement vectors for hundreds of thousands of overlapping radar pixels being monitored simultaneously by two or more radar systems, with sub-millimetric accuracy. No prisms, markers or reflectors are needed on slopes to rapidly resolve displacement information.
Beyond the mine
Thanks to the powerful IBIS data server, monitoring projects and critical alerts can be accessed from anywhere.
There is no need to deal directly with radar data or interfere with IBIS Guardian projects. Using integrated IBIS Dispatch, dispatch operators are provided with easily understood, real-time alerts coming from IBIS units or even multiple pit operations.
Corporate offices can also take advantage of IBIS Dispatch to centralise alerts generated at different mine sites.