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RIS Hi-Pave: Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)


RIS Hi-Pave


Pavement status evaluation for new road construction (comparing completed pavement, grade and sub grade against design specifications);

Periodical status monitoring of road and runaway conditions for preventive maintenance;

High-speed GPR solution and semi-automatic layer detection software tools, minimizing survey and processing time;

Flexible solution that can integrate up to 8 GPR antennas;



RIS Hi-Pave, a ground penetrating radar solution designed for high speed Road Assessment Surveys. The system is able to operate with several antennas at the same time providing a complete assessment of road conditions, such as:

  • Pavement thickness measurement;
  • Surface, base and sub-base road course assessment;
  • Detection of cavities, voids and delamination;
  • Location of cracks;
  • Detection of wet areas;
  • Airport runway condition assessment.
 RIS Hi-Pave
  • Horn Antennas: Hi-Pave is equipped with air launched horn antennas that can be used without contact with the surface. As a result the operator is able to achieve high speeds without damaging the antenna.
  • Speed: Hi-Pave is the fastest ground penetrating radar for road evaluation. It can reach up to 260 Km/h with a single antenna configuration and 10 cm data sampling or 130 km/h with a dual antenna configuration and 10 cm data sampling. This is 3 times more than the nearest competitor.
  • Semi-automatic procedure for layer recognition: The post processing software uses a semi-automatic procedure to collect information of road subsurface layers.
  • Modular: Hi-Pave can operate with up to 8 antennas in a chain connection using the same control unit. This can also include lower frequency antennas (typically a 600 MHz* or a 400/900MHz dual frequency) for grade and subgrade evaluations.

*This antenna is not FCC or IC approved for use in the USA or Canada

GRED HD 3D Post Processing Software

GRED HD 3D is an advanced processing software suite specifically designed for easy and efficient 3D interpretation of IDS GPR data. It includes special tools which allow easy and fast interpretation of a road's structure, such as:

  • automatic or manual layers insertion;
  • core sample insertion for data calibration and thickness confirmation;
  • 2D and 3D tomography for an immediate visualization of buried objects (e.g.: buried pipes and utilities, cavities etc.).

GRED HD 3D's windows clearly show radar maps, different road layers, core samples and underground anomalies.

The GRED HD 3D post processing software allows simultaneous viewing of different radar maps and enables the sections to scroll automatically. The software can identify the various layers using both automatic and manual procedures, defining the layer thickness which can be verified and confirmed by inserting core samples.

IDS radar data is compatible with the RoadDoctor software supplied by Roadscanners and with GPRSlice.

The GPR data can be saved together with a GPS file to match a radar scan with absolute coordinates. The GPS positions can be easily loaded onto software such us Google Earth.








Data Logger Panasonic CF-19 (or alternatively any Windows PC with an Ethernet LAN interface
Radar Control Unit Standard configuration 1 x DAD MCh Fast Wave
Fast configuration 2 x DAD MCh Fast Wave + Synchro Unit
Max Number of Channels Up to 4
Antenna Frequency Air Launched antenna: HR1000 (1000MHz)*
Air Launched antenna: HR2000 (2000MHz)
Dipole antenna: TR600 (600 MHz)*
Dual Frequency: Dual F 400-900 (400MHz & 900MHz)
Antenna Weight HR1000 or 2000: 6.5 kg
TR600: 3 kg
Antenna Dimensions (L x W x H) Air Launched antenna: 53 x 23 x 50 cm
Dipole antenna: 20 x 26 x 20 cm
Positioning Metric wheel and/or GPS interface
Collection Speed Up to 250 km/h @ 10 scans/meter, 512 samples
Video Camera Synchronized radar and video data
Environment IP65
Processing Software GRED 3D includes:
  • 3D view (B-scan and C-scan)
  • Layers analysis and view
  • Manual or automatic layer tracking
  • Core insertion
  • GPS positioning from any NMEA CGA output
  • CAM View
  • Automatic and Manual data processing
  • Iso-surface map
  • Graphic comments and parameters
  • Color scale/palette
  • Propagation velocity estimation
  • Data Processor with all the basic filters
Output Data Excel, ASCII, HDF5, jpg, bmp

* This antenna is not FCC or IC approved for use in the USA or Canada