What is GBSAR?

Feb 29 | 10:21 a.m. | by Admin

The "Ground-Based Surface Deformation Monitoring Radar" (GBSAR) developed by iRadar aims to solve the challenges by providing a ground-based, highly compact radar for monitoring earth terrain and man-made structural movements. 

GBSAR is an active microwave system which transmits its own microwave signals and receives the return echoes from the target of interest. Hence, it can operate day and night. It also can operate in all weather conditions such as during rainy season. This feature is suitable since Malaysia is located in the Tropical region. 

With the high precision and high-speed motorized platform, the scanning process can be completed within a minute which is faster compared to other methods such as LIDAR. As a result, the GBSAR is a particularly useful for surface deformation monitoring in real-time. 

iRadar has developed two models of GBSAR called G5000 and G2000L/M. Both GBSAR developed by iRadar are highly portable, easy to deploy, and able to monitor under all weather conditions. This radar system is suitable for disaster monitoring, risk assessment and establishing an early warning framework for hazard management. A similar ground-based radar system has been deployed in Europe for avalanche detection and potential landslide in a mining area. 

GBSAR can be applied in various areas to monitor the surface deformation of earth environments such as landslides, terrain subsidence, falling rocks, glaciers, avalanches or volcanoes and man-made structures such as bridges, buildings, towers, dams, roads and so on. This solution is still relatively new and not commonly used in Asia, especially South East Asia because it is expensive and difficult to deploy at remote sites.

For more information, you may visit https://www.iradar.com.my/goenvi/land_deformation_monitoring/ or reach out to our GoEnvi team at sales@iradar.com.my.