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GSSI Adds Drill Hole Feature to StructureScan Mini XT All-In-One GPR Concrete Inspection System

Wed July 11, 2018 - National Edition
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Available only within the StructureScan Mini XT user interface, the drill hole indicator is designed for concrete coring applications.
Available only within the StructureScan Mini XT user interface, the drill hole indicator is designed for concrete coring applications.

GSSI, the world's leading manufacturer of ground penetrating radar (GPR) equipment, has announced the addition of a new drill hole feature to the StructureScan Mini XT – the newest generation of GSSI's popular all-in-one concrete inspection GPR system. The drill hole feature is a 3D data processing detection algorithm. The algorithm evaluates a user-chosen cylindrical area that represents a potential or planned coring location. Scanning for all potential targets within the cylindrical area, the drill hole feature looks for targets that may interfere with a proposed coring location.

Available only within the StructureScan Mini XT user interface, the drill hole indicator is designed for concrete coring applications. In complicated slab situations, the drill hole feature can help users determine the safest location for coring concrete. However, this feature is not a substitute for careful analysis by a trained operator, and GSSI does not recommend that the user depend solely on this algorithm for drill hole interpretation.

Operators should receive special training prior to using this new aid. During training, customers can select areas that they believe are safe for coring while the feature is turned off, and turn the feature on to double check and confirm the initial mark outs.

The new drill hole feature will work with all StructureScan Mini XT's already in the field, and only requires a software update of the system. New units will come with this user interface pre-installed.

About GSSI

Geophysical Survey Systems, Inc. is the world leader in the development, manufacture, and sale of ground penetrating radar (GPR) equipment, primarily for the concrete inspection, utility mapping and locating, road and bridge deck evaluation, geophysics, and archaeology markets. Our equipment is used all over the world to explore the subsurface of the earth and to inspect infrastructure systems non-destructively. GSSI created the first commercial GPR system nearly 50 years ago and continues to provide the widest range and highest quality GPR equipment available today.