MALA GPR (Ground Penetrating Radar) X3M System

MALA GPR (Ground Penetrating Radar) X3M System


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Mala-GPR

The most compact Ground Penetrating Radar System on the market!

The MALÅ GPR X3M System is based on the MALÅ GPR X3M Control Unit and MALÅ GPR Shielded Antennas 100 - 800 MHz. The MALÅ GPR X3M control unit is an integrated ground penetrating radar unit, fitted directly on a shielded antenna and powered externally. The built-in electronic design results in a complete ground penetrating radar system that is light and very compact and easy to transport, assemble and operate.


The convenience of this flexible and modular design means that a MALÅ GPR X3M System can be quickly and easily configured for use across a wide range of mid-range applications.


Depending on the application, the MALÅ GPR X3M System is typically configured as a either push- or a pull-system.

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To configure a push-system, the MALA GPR X3M System and a suitable MALA GPR Shielded Antenna are mounted on a MALA GPR Rough Terrain Cart.

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To configure a pull-system, a MALÅ GPR Encoder wheel is fitted to the mounting block on the back of the antenna to which a MALÅ GPR X3M Control Unit is then mounted.


The MALÅ GPR XV Monitor can be carried with the MALÅ GPR PC/Monitor Holder and the antenna assembly can be pulled with a pulling handle or a strap.

Additional Information:

» MALÅ GPR Shielded Antennas

» MALÅ GPR System Rental Program

Solutions:

» Subsurface Profiling & Object Location

» Geophysical Surveying

» Non-Destructive Assessment & Testing

Technical specifications


Pulse repetition freq.:
100, 200 kHz, not interleaved
Data bits:
16
Nr. of samples/trace:
128-2048, in standard configuration, other on request
Nr. of stacks:
1 – 32768 and auto stacking
Samplings frequency:
0.2 – >400 GHz
Signal stability:
<70ps
Communication interface:
Ethernet
Communication speed:
100Mbit/s
Data transfer rate:
Antenna dependent
Acquisition modes:
Distance/time/manual
Power supply :
12V MALÅ standard battery / external battery
Operating time:
Typically 5 hours, antenna dependent
Software:
GroundVision2 or MALÅ Monitor
Antennas:
All MALÅ manufactured
Wheel inputs:
1 master, 1 for each HF-unit
Operating temp.:
-20°C to +50°C
Environmental:
IP 65

MALÅ Shielded Antennas:


Antenna: Weight: Dimension:
100 MHz
25.5 kg
125 x 78 x 20 cm
250 MHz
8.0 kg
78 x 44 x 16 cm
500 MHz
5.0 kg
50 x 33 x 16 cm
800 MHz
2.6 kg
38 x 20 x 2 cm
1.2 GHz 1.0 kg 19 x 11.5 x 11 cm
1.2 GHz EM 1.2 kg 19 x 11.5 x 11 cm
1.6 GHz 0.6 kg 16 x 9 x 11 cm
1.6 GHz EM 1.2 kg 19 x 11.5 x 11 cm
2.3 GHz 0.6 kg 16 x 9 x 11 cm
Separate 1.3 GHz 1.5 kg (each) 9 x 11.4 x 8.5 cm
Separate 400 MHz
2.1 kg (each)
23 x 16.5 x 16 cm
Separate 200 MHz
4.2 kg (each)
45.5 x 25.5 x 25 cm

Advantages


MALA X3M Control Unit: Integrated GPR unit

The MALA X3M Control Unit is the most compact GPR control unit on the market. It's an integrated GPR control unit, designed to mount directly on the MALA Shielded Antenna.

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MALA X3M System: Most compact GPR system

The MALA X3M System is the most compact GPR system commercially available on the market. It is an integrated Radar Control Unit, designed to mount directly on the antenna. A MALÅ X3M based GPR system can easily be configured for use across a wide range of applications, just by changing the antenna.

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MALA X3M System: Low weight and flexible

The MALA X3M System is a built-in system at low weight, high-performance and is the most compact GPR system on the market today for shallow to medium resolution surveys.

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Applications


Utility Locating

To utility companies buried services are assets that need to be protected, whilst to the construction industry they can represent a major hazard. Precise and reliable information about the presence, location and depth of these utilities and other buried infrastructure is therefore essential. MALA Geoscience’s range of products offer the best imaging solution to reliably and non-destructively gather this important subsurface information accurately, efficiently and in real time, for both metallic and non-metallic targets.


Key Advantage:


Locates metallic as well as non-metallic utilities - Easy user interface - Portable - Low cost GPR solution for the utility locate professionals - Fast - precise locating


Keywords:


Utility GPR Underground utility locating equipment Subsurface utility engineering Utility Locators Utility Radar Utility Locating Underground Utility Detection Locating buried utilities Underground utility locates Locating water lines Utility Locating non-metallic utilities Locating PVC pipes Easy Locater X3M

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Utility Mapping

To locate and map utilities before any excavation begins is a concern to everyone involved. GPR is a beneficial tool due to its capability to locate both metallic and non-metallic utilities. When using GPR, both position and dept can be marked out on site and later also visualized into 3D reports. Read more...


Key Advantage:


Locates metallic as well as non-metallic utilities - Fast -Easy user interface - Portable - precise locating - From low cost GPR solution with the Easy Locator for the utility locate professionals to more advanced solutions as the MALÅ MIRA -


Keywords:


Utility mapping, Utility GPR, MALA MIRA System, 3D Array, X3M

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Void Detection

Buried voids are a hazard, both to engineers and the general public. They can impede construction operations, undermine building foundations and be the cause of destructive ground subsidence. Problems associated with hidden voids come in many forms. Naturally formed cavities and sinkholes in karstic limestone terrain, unknown basements and culverts, abandoned wells and mineshafts, all of which present serious hazards.


Key Advantage:


Locates metallic as well as non-metallic utilities - Easy user interface - Portable - Low cost GPR solution for the utility locate professionals - Fast - precise locating, non-destructive


Keywords:


Void Detection Void imaging, sinkhole detection

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Underground Storage Tank (UST) Location

GPR can locate Underground Storage Tanks (UST) and any associated underground piping. This non-destructive inspection and geophysical survey can determine the location and depth of a UST or provide the location of a former tank vault.


Key Advantage:


- Locates metallic as well as non-metallic utilities - Easy user interface - Portable - Low cost GPR solution for the utility locate professionals - Fast - precise locating, non-destructive


Keywords:


UST Locating Underground utility locating equipment

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Septic System location

GPR can be used to locate in use or abandoned USTs including septic tanks and leach fields.


Key Advantage:


- Locates metallic as well as non-metallic utilities - Easy user interface - Portable - Low cost GPR solution for the utility locate professionals - Fast - precise locating


Keywords:


Underground objects location, UST, Underground utility locating equipment

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Tunnel Assessment Surveys

To investigate possible quality deterioration within and above tunnels, GPR has proven to be an effective tool. When using GPR the condition of lining, location of hidden construction shafts, voids and delinination can be made both safe and cost-effective.


Key Advantage:


Ground penetrating radar is the most well-established technique because of its rapid data acquisition and versatility.


Keywords:


Tunnel investigations, masonry tunnel lining, construction shafts, voids, delimination, concrete tunnel lining

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In-Slab Conduit Location

GPR is used to locate electrical conduits embedded in or below slabs prior to saw cutting or core drilling, thereby minimizing the risk of electrocution to the operator and reducing the risk of building systems shutdowns.


Key Advantage:


Accurate target location within a concrete slab on-grade, wall, or supported slab can be achieved more quickly, safely, and economically with GPR instead of other existing techniques.


Keywords:


Concrete Scanning Concrete imaging, rebar location, concrete GPR, concrete penetrating radar, CX

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Bridge Deck Evaluation

The GPR technology can be used without the costly removal of the asphalt overlay. Quantitative data results can be compared from one year to the next. In addition construction companies that have been contracted to repair bridges can also use GPR to identify specific areas in need of repair. This allows companies to repair specific problem areas with bridges. Ease of repair will help in the problematic funding issues currently plaguing many DOT's.


Key Advantage:


Keywords:


Bridge Deck Evaluation, rebar corrosion Bridge deck thickness measurement, moisture content, fractures, voids

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Railway Ballast Evaluation

Ground Penetrating Radar is an excellent non-destructive tool to inspect miles of Railroad track in a matter of minutes! It is capable of looking into the ground and quickly and accurately analyzing miles of data to determine where undercutting procedures should be focused.


Key Advantage:


Keywords:

Railway, GPR, non-destructive inspection, base and sub-base layer evaluation

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Runway Evaluation

Airport managers are now expending significant efforts to ensure that operating pavements are adequately engineered, or are reconstructed to cope with such demands. It is vital to detect at an early stage, defects such as sub-surface voids, rocking pavement slabs and de-bonding of materials and layers within the pavement and its sub-base. As increased traffic volumes and growth in aircraft movements restrict access to runways and other areas, rapid yet comprehensive survey techniques that avoid disturbing existing paved surfaces are becoming extremely valuable.


Key Advantage:


Keywords:


Runways, asphalt thickness, void detection, non-destructive inspection

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Environmental Investigations

Scientists and researchers use GPR for environmental assessment investigations in order to understand and examine the soil and potential contaminations.


Key Advantage:


Ability to rapidly scan large areas, detect disturbed soil and sediment layers.


Keywords:


Environmental Investigations, geotechnical investigations, site assesment contaminated soil investigation. Hazardous material delineation

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Mapping of Groundwater Resources

GPR is used to map and examine groundwater resourses.


Key Advantage:


Keywords:

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Landfill Delineation

GPR is used to locate landfill boundaries and contaminated soils.


Key Advantage:


Keywords:

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Contaminant Plume Profiling

GPR is used for detecting and profiling contaminant plume from tank leaks, surface spills, piping leaks and landfills.


Key Advantage:


Keywords:

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Site Assessment

As a non-invasive method, GPR is a perfect tool to locate and map the subsurface at a specific site.


Key Advantage:


Keywords:

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Hazardous Material Delineation

GPR can be used to non-destructively examine areas of hazardous material.


Key Advantage:


Keywords:


Environmental geophysics, buried object location

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Bedrock Profiling

GPR is successfully used by scientists and contractors to profile the bedrock and depth to bedrock.


Key Advantage:


Rugged design, user-friendly, manage to collect data in dense vegitation


Keywords:


Geological Investigation

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River and Lake Bottom Profiling

GPR is used for investigating water depth, lake and river sediments and other underwater targets.


Key Advantage:


Ability to rapidly scan large areas, detect buried objects and sediment structures


Keywords:


Geological investigations, sediment investigation, bathymetry, submerged object location

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Karst Environment Evaluation

GPR is used to help identify cavities, fractures, buried subsidence features and collapsed zones.


Key Advantage:


Ability to rapidly scan large areas, detect buried objects and disturbed soil.


Keywords:


Karst environments, Karst investigations, geological investigations

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Sinkhole Investigation

GPR is often used to in the investigation of sinkholes. Often there is no evidence of a sinkhole until it has collapsed. A GPR inspection is a proactive measure to minimize the danger and inconveniences caused by a collapsed sinkhole.


Key Advantage:


Keywords:


Road damage, void detection, geological investigations

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Soil Conductivity Mapping

GPR, as being a non-intrusive, accurate and rapid method, is highly appreciated by scientists and engineers doing soil conductivity assessment.


Key Advantage:


Keywords:


soil properties, research

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Rock Fracture Detection and Mapping

When planning underground constructions, as for instance deep storage facilities, geological knowledge of larger bedrock volumes are needed. In this case the use of borehole radar investigations can be both cost-effective and efficient way to accomplish more knowledge of the subsurface conditions. Borehole radar can be used to investigate the structure of the rock mass in the close vicinity of the borehole but also further away


Key Advantage:


Keywords:


rock fractures, borehole investigations

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Cavity Detection

GPR is often used to in the investigation of sinkholes. A GPR inspection can locate cavities before they turn into sinkholes.


Key Advantage:


Keywords:


rock investigations, geological investigations

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Peat Investigations

GPR is successfully used to identify the thickness and geometry of peat.


Key Advantage:


Keywords:


Geological investigations, geotechnical investigations

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Archaeological Investigations

Ground penetrating radar is extremely useful in archaeology, where it can be used to inspect archaeological sites without being invasive. Ground penetrating radar saves a lot of time by allowing people to get an idea of the layout of the site and more specifically by identifying potential excavation sites before they start digging. It can also be used to gather information about culturally sensitive sites, or sites which might be damaged through excavation.


Key Advantage:


GPR is non-invasive, non-destructive method which allows for easy and rapid scanning of larger areas


Keywords:


Grave Detection buried artifacts, excavation planning, forensics, cemetery mapping, anthropological remains location, ancient objects, building and fundation location

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Cemetery Mapping

Using GPR, a non-invasive method of locating graves is a perfect tool to get the location and the precise positioning that, in some cases, has proven to be a problem.


Key Advantage:


Keywords:


Archaeological Investigation, forensics

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Ancient Building and Foundation Location

GPR can be used to gather information about culturally sensitive sites, or sites which might be damaged through excavation.


Key Advantage:


Keywords:


Archaeological investigations

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Ice and Snow Measurements

Ground Penetrating Radar is used as an effective tool for studying the climate aspects of glaciology.


Key Advantage:


Robust design, easy and rapid scanning of larger areas, best data quality


Keywords:


Geophysical Investigation Ice and snow thickness, Glaciology, crevasse detecion, avalanche investigations, shear zone detection

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Avalanche Investigation

GPR has proven successfull to locate victims of snow avalanches.


Key Advantage:


Keywords:


Geological Investigation

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Snow Thickness Measurement

Researchers and others use GPR to measure the thickness of the snow.


Key Advantage:


Robust design, easy and rapid scanning of larger areas, best data quality


Keywords:


Snow and ice, snow thichness, snow investigations

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Ice Thickness Measurement

Measuring the thickness of the ice is of great importance in many situations. In the Northern regions it's of high priority to sequre the quality of ice roads.


Key Advantage:


Robust design, easy and rapid scanning of larger areas, best data quality


Keywords:

Ice investigations, ice measurements

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Crevasse Detection

GPR is used to measure the location of crevasses and also the thickness of the snow coverage for security reasons.


Key Advantage:


Robust design, easy and rapid scanning of larger areas, best data quality


Keywords:

Glaciology, ice investigations, shear zone detection

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Buried Objects Location (evidence, landmines, unexploded ordinance, IED, ammunition)

Murder investigations require the locating of clandestine burials and a GPR reflection survey can be used to map the disturbances in soil profiles caused by excavating a site and also easily detects areas of backfill in otherwise homogeneous materials. Criminal evidence, weapons, human remains are often buried in shallow excavations and a GPR survey can readily detect these areas.


Key Advantage:


Keywords:


Forensics buried objects location

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Tunnel Detection

GPR is a logical noninvasive application for the detection of structures such as tunnel systems, buried logistical support items, ammunition caches, and bunkers.


Key Advantage:


Non-destructive and capable of mapping larger areas


Keywords:


Forensics, buried objects location, tunnels

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Accessories


MALA X3M Control Unit: Integrated GPR unit

The MALA X3M Control Unit is the most compact GPR control unit on the market. It's an integrated GPR control unit, designed to mount directly on the MALA Shielded Antenna.

MALA-X3M

MALÅ X3M System: Most compact GPR system

The MALÅ X3M System is the most compact GPR system commercially available on the market. It is an integrated Radar Control Unit, designed to mount directly on the antenna. A MALÅ X3M based GPR system can easily be configured for use across a wide range of applications, just by changing the antenna.

Landfil

MALA X3M System: Low weight and flexible

The MALA X3M System is a built-in system at low weight, high-performance and is the most compact GPR system on the market today for shallow to medium resolution surveys.

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