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IBIS-FB: Interferometric Mine Blast Radar




All-in-one solution to qualitatively and quantitatively monitor blast vibrations;

Remote monitoring even of inaccessible areas of the pit;

Very large data set at various distances from the monitored area;

PPV trend vs scaled distance for every single blast;

Rapid installation and one-touch project set-up ;



IBIS-FB is a revolutionary remote sensing monitoring system designed to support the assessment of blasting operations and control their impact both on the pit slopes and nearby structures.

Based on microwave interferometry technology, IBIS-FB provides remote broad area measurements of ground vibrations with high accuracy. After every single blast IBIS-FB measures a range of performance indexes at multiple points at long distances, without the need to physically place any sensor or marker on the slope.

  • High mobility and quick set-up;
  • Range resolution (up to 1m);
  • High sampling frequency (up to 200Hz);
  • Long scan range (up to 1km);
  • Broad area coverage (100 X 100m2 at 1km);
  • High displacement accuracy (0.03mm);
  • External battery pack;
  • Operates in all weather conditions and temperatures (-30°C to 55°C);
  • Built-in accelerometer to remove the bias produced by induced vibrations on the radar.

IBIS-FB Viewer

IBIS-FB is supplied along with the IBIS-FB Viewer, a versatile user-friendly suite for data interpretation and analysis. IBIS-FB Viewer provides automatic processing of radar data, visualization of time series for displacements, velocity and acceleration along with PPV vs scaled distance and radar signal quality plots.

IBIS-FB Viewer makes use of a built-in accelerometer and automatic correction algorithms to provide accurate and reliable data, removing the bias produced by induced vibrations on the radar. IBIS-FB Viewer enables the user to quickly interpret and react to the information delivered during IBIS radar monitoring projects.

The user is provided with broad area measurements of:

  • Displacement, velocity and acceleration trends over time
  • Peak Particle Velocity (PPV)
  • Spectral distribution
  • PPV trend vs scaled distance

The interpretation of the results is made easy through the availability of the most common blasting analysis criteria (Richards & Moore, USBM, OSM) as well as customized tools. Improved safety, production optimization and support for mine planning and hazard mitigation strategies will be ensured.









Displacement Accuracy1 0.03 mm
Velocity Accuracy1 4 mm/s
Range Resolution2 Up to 1 m
Operating Range Up to 1000 m
Broad Area Coverage 100 x 100 m2 at 1 km
Operating Temperature -30°C to +55°C
Overall Weight (including batteries) 32 kg
Acquisition Frequency Up to 200 Hz
EIRP Power Ku band model: 26 dBm
Power Consumption 28 W
Supply 110/230VAC and SLA battery 12VDC 12 AH
Supply Autonomy 4 hours (continuous working)
Certifications CE (Europe), FCC (USA), IC (Canada)
Environment IP 65
IBIS Surveyor:
Acquisition and System Management Software
  • Acquisition configuration and management
  • Status information
  • Preliminary real-time data processing
  • Data transfer tools
IBIS-FB Viewer:
Data Processing and Interpretation
  • External DTM importation
  • Data processing
  • Output exportation to external software
  • Analysis and interpretation tools

1 With the standard configuration (2 m range resolution, 100 Hz sampling rate, 700 m maximum range).
2 With a short range configuration (350 m maximum range) at 100 Hz sampling rate.