Utility Scan Pro: Ground Penetrating Radar for Utility Mapping

The UtilityScan Pro from Geophysical Survey Systems Inc. (GSSI) enables users to rapidly determine and mark the position and depth of metallic and non-metallic objects. This includes utilities like gas, communications and sewer lines as well as PVC pipes and underground storage tanks. Using the SIR 4000 controller, the UtilityScan Pro offers the GPR professional solutions to any underground locating condition.

Applications

  • Archaeology
  • Underground utility detection
  • Forensics
  • Environmental remediation
  • Road inspection
  • Damage prevention
  • Geological investigation

Features

  • SIR 4000 sunshade
  • SIR 4000 Control Unit
  • SIR 4000 AC/DC power supply
  • 400 MHz, 300/800 DF or 350 HS Antenna
  • Choice of 3-wheel or 4-wheel cart
  • Transit case
  • 2-m control cable
  • Dual-bay battery charger
  • Lithium-ion battery (2)
  • Two-year warranty

Expect More from Users GPR Utility System

The UtilityScan Pro system offers a non-destructive way to precisely locate shallow geophysical characteristics and underground utilities.

Utility Scan Pro: Ground Penetrating Radar for Utility Mapping

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Fully Customizable System

Users can tailor the UtilityScan Pro with several antenna offerings and cart options. The customized options offer survey flexibility, right from smooth prepared surfaces to rugged terrain with the rugged four-wheel cart, and suit various utility locating applications.

Utility Scan Pro: Ground Penetrating Radar for Utility Mapping

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Mark with Confidence

The UtilityScan Pro gives remarkable data quality and is highly rugged to resist the job site’s toughest conditions. Users can locate subsurface utilities with confidence.

Utility Scan Pro: Ground Penetrating Radar for Utility Mapping

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Data Visualization

The UtilityScan Pro system features the latest SIR 4000 controller and can incorporate an optional AC power accessory. The SIR 4000 controller integrates the latest display modes and filtering abilities for in-the-field processing and imaging. The LineTrac accessory for digital antennas increases the potential to detect AC power and induced RF energy present in buried utilities.

Utility Scan Pro: Ground Penetrating Radar for Utility Mapping

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Data Examples

400 MHz Antenna Data Example

Data demonstrates various metallic targets at altering depths. This data was gathered with the help of UtilityScan Pro with a 400 MHz antenna.

Utility Scan Pro: Ground Penetrating Radar for Utility Mapping

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300/800 MHz Antenna Data Example

Data constitutes several utilities at shallow and deeper depths. This data was gathered with the UtilityScan Pro with a 300/800 DF antenna.

Utility Scan Pro: Ground Penetrating Radar for Utility Mapping

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350 HyperStacking Antenna Data Example

Data demonstrates numerous utilities and trenching measures at a historic golf course. This information was gathered with the UtilityScan Pro with a 350 HS antenna.

Utility Scan Pro: Ground Penetrating Radar for Utility Mapping

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Utility Scan Pro Specifications

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System SIR 4000
Antennas Compatible with all GSSI antennas
Number of channels Records data from 1 single-frequency antenna or 1 dual-frequency antenna
Data storage 32 GB Flash, 1 GB RAM
Display Enhanced 10.4" LED display with internal high brightness, Active matrix 1024 x 768 resolution and 32-bit color
GPS Data logged internally
Display modes Linescan, Linescan plus O-scope, Wiggle trace Full 3D, 256 color bins are used to represent the amplitude and polarity of the signal
Environmental rating IP65
Data acquisition
Data format RADAN® (dzt)
Output data format 32-bit
Scan interval User-selectable, up to 4000 scans/sec
Number of samples per scan 256, 512, 1024, 2048, 4096, 8192, 16384
Operating modes Continuous (time) or survey wheel (distance triggered) or point mode
Time range 0-20,000 nanoseconds full scale, user-selectable Gain: manual adjustment from -42 to +126 dB Number of segments in gain curve is user-selectable from 1 to 8
Standard real-time filters Infinite Impulse Response (IIR) - Low and High Pass, vertical and horizontal - Finite Impulse Response (FIR) - Low and High Pass, vertical and horizontal
Advanced real-time filters Migration, Surface Position Tracking, Signal Noise Floor Tracking, Adaptive Background Removal
Automatic system setups Storage of an unlimited number of system setup files for different survey conditions and/or antenna deployment configurations
Automatic antenna recognition Automatic recognition of Smart Antennas to allow maximum compliant transmit rate
Languages
English, Chinese, Japanese, French  
Operating
Operating temperature -20 °C to 40 °C external (-4 °F to 104 °F)
Battery Inspired Energy Ni2040ED, 3-hour runtime (battery life dependent on level of display brightness)
Transmit rate Up to 800 KHz (International), US/Canada and CE rates depend on antenna model
Input/Output
Available ports Antenna inputs analog and digital (one at a time), DC power input, Serial RS232 (GPS port), Accessory connector, HDMI video output, Ethernet to PC, USB 2.0 port, mini USB
Ethernet RJ45 100BT Ethernet
USB host USB host with external keyboard support, USB flash drive support and USB HUB support
Mechanical
Dimensions 14x10x2.75 in (36x25x7 cm)
Weight 10 lbs (4.53 kg) including battery
Relative humidity <95% non-condensing
Storage temperature -40 °C to 60 °C (-40 °F to 140 °F)

 

Accessories

LineTrac

LineTrac adds the potential to detect AC power and induced RF energy existing in buried utilities. This accessory is compatible with the 350 HS antenna and the 300 or 800 DF antenna.

Utility Scan Pro: Ground Penetrating Radar for Utility Mapping

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