Locating pipes, conduits, hidden sinkholes and layers has never been easier
The U-Explorer is our all-in-one solution for the utility location surveys or any other investigation that requires shallow depth investigations. The unit is the combination of several our top of the line products: the control unit Akula 9000, the new SVC-820 survey cart, one of our shallow depth antennas at your choice and our powerful collection and post processing software package. This unit is targeted for applications such as:
Utility detection and mapping
Void detection and location
Environmental damage location
The U-Explorer comes complete with:
an Akula 9000 GPR system in its own case a netbook where the data is stored and our collecting software GAS and post-processing software GPRSoft™ Std are installed, One antenna of the four available, a SVC-820 Survey cart, a control cable, a charger and one lead acid or gel battery, a comprehensive user manual, and one day training at our facilities in Boden
When ordering the U-Explorer the customer has the opportunity to choose among several antennas to be able to tailor the utility kit to suit best the particular needs for the applications they do most. We offer several antennas at the moment and the amount of models to choose from is expanding quickly; ground coupled antennas and air launched antennas are available to complete the kit. This modular design and the availability of fully interchangeable parts reduces the customer's costs for upgrades and improvements.
What are the advantages anyway?
The U-Explorer is equipped with the Akula 9000 control unit and therefore offers a functionality not available from any other unit of this class. GPS direct integration with the data, antenna recognition, concurrent data collection and data acquisition, extremely user friendly interface and many more that can be explored only by a live demo of the unit.
The U-Explorer ships as default with a netbook that has all the required software pre-installed at no cost. However, for those customers who need the maximum performance laptops Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 and rugged tablet pc iTMC PC8404-A are available as an option.
Several other optional items are available to increase the value and the versatility of this unit, high capacity batteries, direction pointers for 3D grids, powerful post-processing software, 3D modules to mention just a few.
How to know exactly where are the targets?
The U-Explorer has a set of tools for finding your targets accurately on the site and the depth to them. The embedded hyperbola fitting tool in GAS allows for precise determination of the bulk dielectric constant of the layer under investigation. When passing over a target the hyperbola appears in your screen, moving back the cart will start the back up cursor and when the cursor is right on top of the hyperbola apex then you'll know the center of the antenna is exactly on top or your target.
Can it use other antennas?
This is one of the strengths of the Akula 9000, it can be used with a wide variety of antennas, from ground coupled antennas to borehole antennas. However, the U-Explorer is a system dedicated to the infrastructure specialist, archaeologists, forensics etc. Meaning that the range of antennas that are offered with this system are the ones best suited for these tasks. We offer a choice from the following antennas: The air coupled FLB-390, the ground coupled GCB-200, the ground coupled GCB-300 or the ground coupled GCB-500. The best of all of this is that independently of the antenna you choose the price for the unit stays the same.
What else does it offer?
The U-Explorer uses the SVC-820 cart and therefore is very easy to fold back and transport it from one location to the next without any hassle at all. The only thing required is to unplug the antenna, remove two holding pins and that's all, you can collapse the cart and put it in a car.
Analogue Bandwidth 10MHz to 1400MHz
Range 32 to 1021ns in 1ns Steps
Filters IIR, FIR, FFT, Stacking, Background Removal, Dewow
Gain -20 to +60dB with 6 points
Software GAS™ and GPRSoft™ Std
Power Comsumption 7 Watts
Temperature -20 to +40°C
Humidity 96% non condensing
Size and Weight Depends on antenna and cart selected