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Ground Probing Radar for Utility Mapping and Detection Course

The Industry 4.0 Skillnet funding is available to Irish Private Construction, Manufacturing and Quarrying companies (including Sole Traders).

Course Objectives

Understanding GPR principles and get the foundations in the principles and theory, including electromagnetic waves propagation, signal reflection and data acquisition

Familiarity with the equipment and minimum components required of the system.

Proficiency in data interpretation developing skills in interpreting GPR Data

Survey Planning and execution selecting the appropriate antennas frequency based on application.

Who should attend? 

The course is available for anyone to want to learn and use GPR Detection equipment and software for implementing in site constructions, design, utility mapping and survey etc.


Subject Covered:

Ground probing radar principles, operations, and application in the constructions industry

Introductions: basic principles and applications

Components: antennas, accessories , body parts, data acquisition software

GPR survey planning and data acquisition

Data interpretation and analysis

Field exercise and workshop

Limitations and challenges on site

Case studies

Safety considerations and guidelines, best practices

Day 1 from 9:00am to 16:00pm

1. What is a GPR.
2. How a GPR works.
3. How Radargram image has been produce.
4. Radargram and Frequency channels.
5. GPR basic principles and theory.
6. What can and c an’t be found with a GPR.
7. Examples of GPR targets and workshop.
8. Ground Probing Radar Arrays.
9. Best practices for GPR Survey s

Day 2

Half day Hardware System Setup: Data acquisition by Free path and Grid  System

Half day Software: uNex t : Site Survey Reports;(Data Analysis)


Upcoming Public Dates 

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Full Price €495 / Industry 4.0 Skillnet Price €346.50 


2 Days




Learning outcomes:

Gain a strong understanding of  principals of GPR technology.

Familiarity with setting of the equipment

Develop the ability to interpret GPR data effectively, recognizing and analysing subsurface features and anomalies.

Placing targets and estimate their buried depth using the software.

Gain utility detection knowledge and utility tracing skills

Experience in fieldwork and practical exercises, including data collection and real world scenarios.

Develop the ability to create site survey reports and survey results presentation and data export.

Contact Details:
Paul Quinn, Network Manager
T: +353 (0)71 9317 485 / E: [email protected]

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