Engineering & Mining Journal

NOV 2018

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SLOPE STABILITY 38 E&MJ • NOVEMBER 2018 www.e-mj.com The company also announced a new implementation of its ArcSAR technol- ogy, the HYDRA-X, a high-resolution, high-accuracy, quick-deployment mon- itoring radar system. It is claimed to provide spatial resolution two times finer than any other slope monitoring radar. IDS GeoRadar said that by close moni- toring of hanging benches over working areas or elements at-risk, HYDRA-X can measure sub-bench scale instabilities. With a maximum scan range of 800 m, at-risk areas can be safely monitored even for the smallest rock movement. HYDRA-X features on-site processing and alarming, an optical HD camera with visual imagery linked to radar data and re- freshed scans every 30 seconds. Informa- tion is available for quick reaction, even in the case of sudden accelerations, and peo- ple are immediately alerted in the field. Its design allows convenient travel requiring only a light vehicle, and sin- gle-person operation. HYDRA-X can be supplied with a combination of solar pan- els and fuel cells, providing 60 days of full autonomy with almost zero maintenance. The company said HYDRA-X rep- resents the "perfect solution" for mon- itoring smaller mining operations where radar monitoring can contribute to the optimization of slope design and ex- traction planning by improving over- all risk management. Its versatility is well-suited for focused monitoring of tail- ing embankments and working sectors in strip coal mines. Listening In Radar, LiDAR and total station/reflective prism systems are designed to detect and monitor slope-stability changes ex- IDS GeoRadar's HYDRA-X features an optical HD camera with visual imagery linked to radar data and refreshed scans every 30 seconds. Maximum scan range is 800 m (2,625 ft).

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