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Reutech reimagines pit radar monitoring with ScatterX

05 May 2016.

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05 May 2016

Reutech reimagines pit radar monitoring with ScatterX

Reutech Mining Article published in IM (International Mining) Dec 2015

With the new MSR range, Reutech says that it set out to do the "impossible": to design a state of the art strategic monitoring radar and a cutting edge tactical monitoring radar in one. "That meant reimagining the way in which we combine high performance radar hardware with our innovative software." The result is the new MSR Series powered by ScatterX. Alex Pienaar – Regional Marketing and Sales Manager at Reutech said: "the current mining industry does not require more solutions, it requires smarter solutions. This is a product so revolutionary that it has changed the perception on the capabilities of Real Aperture Radars."

"ScatterX is the reason that there's nothing quite like the MSR. Because Reutech engineered both the hardware and the software, everything is designed to work together seamlessly. It brings together cutting edge radar hardware with powerful software to offer a game changing slope monitoring radar that is at the forefront of what is technologically possible. ScatterX improves the MSR offering in four key areas, namely resolution, scan speed, atmospherics and range."

The MSR Series powered by ScatterX offers highly accurate 3D-Dimensional radar data "with unrivalled quality and detail of movement," making it possible to track and alarm on very small movement mechanisms. That means that the MSR can be used for permanent stability monitoring as well as the ad hoc monitoring or surveying of other areas of interest such as waste dumps or tailings dams. With fast scan speeds, the MSR Series is now able to track faster moving failures over extremely broad areas.

Optimised onboard data handling and high speed wireless communication capabilities, delivers geotechnical data and alarming functionality in real time. "This translates to a comprehensive understanding of slope stability performance in an environment where dynamic decision making ensures improved safety and increased productivity." Advanced digital signal processing algorithms improve flexibility by eliminating the need for Known Stable regions. The ability to operate at reach distances of up to 4,000 m is a direct result of the improvement in the this area.