Multispectral GPR: Stage 2
Project Number: P1187A
Status: Seeking Expression of Interest
Amira Program Manager: Olga Verezub
The Multispectral GPR: Stage 2 project follows on from its predecessor Stage 1 project which had successful results. The objective of this study is to engage with industry-accepted leaders in various fields of geophysics to consider how far this technology be pushed.
An example of the type of question this study will address is “What could be done through a combination of new sensors and novel swarm and flying configurations? “
This project proposes a maximum one- year study that will undertake a technical assessment consisting of: a) predicted signal/noise (S/N) with new/existing sensors for realistic payloads, calculated for UAV operation in flight and in hopping mode; b) geophysical advantages of simultaneous array measurements at the predicted S/N.
Benefits from sponsoring this project include:
- Further refinements to the existing Multispectral GPR: Stage1 study
- Development of a GPR system to characterise geological materials with an increased detection range (depth)
- Push utility of GPR into non-traditional areas e.g. regolith or pit mapping
- In-mine applications can lead to better delineation of characteristics important to grade control models
- Traditional use of GPR can be improved for better geotechnical and environmental surveying
- With improved portability, operational costs of GPR surveys will reduce along with time needed to acquire detailed data
- Environmental impact of surveys will reduce and personnel safety increase in difficult terrain