IDS GeoRadar Unveils Next Generation Radar Technology

Pisa, Italy, 1 June 2017

IBIS-ArcSAR revolutionises safety in slope monitoring

IDS GeoRadar, a leading provider of interferometric technology solutions, and multi-frequency, multi-channel Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) worldwide, today launched IBIS-ArcSAR, the next generation slope monitoring radar system based on the new ArcSAR technology.

IBIS-ArcSAR revolutionises safety in slope monitoring

As 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. 

Investing in safety monitoring

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 metres), 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.

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IDS GeoRadar, part of Hexagon, is a leading provider of multi-frequency, multi-channel Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and interferometric technology solutions worldwide. The company is committed to delivering best-in-class performance solutions and the pursuit of product excellence, through the creation of application-specific, innovative and cost efficient systems for a wide range of applications including mining, utility, civil engineering, geology and environment management. To learn more:

For further information please contact:

IDS GeoRadar
Luca Pieretti
Phone: +39 050 3124 501
Fax: +39 050 3124 205


Next Generation 3D SAR Radar Revolutionizing Safety in Slope Monitoring with a Stunning 360° Wall Coverage

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