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Noggin Ground Penetrating Radar 

Noggin-OverviewAdapatable High Performance GPR

Noggin GPR systems have been recognized by leading researchers as providing the highest quality GPR data in the world. They are also built to perform in the most demanding conditions around the globe.

Available in four centre frequencies and four standard cart or handle configurations, Noggin systems  collect data in any environment, for any application. The nogging range covers the depths and image resolutions needed for any subsurface investigation through selection of a suitable centre frequency and configuration. 

Applications 

  • Geologic mapping and geotechnical applications
  • Buried utility locating
  • Shallow utility locating
  • Archaeology
  • Forensics
  • Concrete & Pavement infrastructure assessment: road, pavement, concrete
  • Military UXO and Security

Features

  • Depths to 200 meters (320 m in ice)
  • Triggering options include Odometer, Button and Free-Run modes
  • Free Run in Time or Free-Run with Speed to collect data on water, snow or ice
  • Grids up to 250 x 250m in size
  • Zig-zag grid collection pattern
  • Step Sizes from 5 millimetres to 5 meters

Benefits

  • Adjust data collection parameters and easily view data in the field with the high resolution, sunlight visible, touchscreen digital video logger (DVL).
  • For novice users, Noggins have default settings to get to work quickly; just set the desired depth and start collecting.
  • For users involved in unusual projects, Noggins also have custom settings to collect data with extreme values

Configurations 

Noggin configurations are product packages designed to address a wide range of GPR surveying needs. Common configurations combine a Digital Video Logger (DVL) with the selected Noggin and miscellaneous items such as carts, wheels, skids and handles to control, deploy and display field results in real-time.

Configurations help GPR users deploy their systems in a wide range of environments, for many differing applications using various modes of operation. From simple monitoring to full wide area mapping, there is a configuration to suit any application.

Software

After data collection is finished, transfer the data to your computer and organize, edit, process and plot your GPR data with EKKO_Project. See your data in seconds – spend your time understanding the data, not importing and integrating ancillary information.


EKKO_Project’s reporting capability outputs interpretations and other information into PDF, spreadsheet (csv), Google Earth (kmz) and CAD (dxf) files.

 Ekko-Project-Noggin

Anntena Range

Noggin-100Noggin 100 MHz

The Noggin 100 provides deep sounding, low frequency GPR capability. Designed for true portability, the Noggin 100 has detachable antennas which allow the system to be packed easily for shipping or storage. The Noggin 100 retains all t he simplicity and integrated form factors that have made the other members of the Noggin family so popular. The Noggin 100 can be deployed using a wide range of standard Noggin configurations.

Common configurations:

  • SmartTow
  • SmartCart

Common applications:

  • Geologic mapping and geotechnical applications
  • Deep buried utility locating

Noggin-250Noggin 250 MHz

The monolithic Noggin 250 is the workhorse for utility mapping where resolution is expected along with depth of exploration. Simply plug in the data logging components of your choice, select from the wide range of deployment platforms optimized for your application and you’re set to survey.

Common configurations:

  • SmartTow
  • SmartCart

Common applications:

  • Buried utility locating
  • Archaeology
  • Forensics

Noggin-500Noggin 500 MHz

The Noggin 500 is the hard working GPR for shallow utility mapping and many archaeological and forensics applications where resolution is a must along with depth of exploration. Integrate with the data logging components of your choice and select from the available deployment platforms before surveying.

Common configurations:

  • SmartTow
  • SmartCart
  • SmartHandle

Common applications:

  • Shallow utility locating
  • Archaeology
  • Forensics

Noggin-1000Noggin 1000 MHz

The Noggin 1000 is essential to concrete and road infrastructure projects where resolution is critical. Plug into a data logging component and select from one of several deployment platforms to configure a system for your unique requirements.

Common configurations:

  • SmartTow
  • SmartCart

Common applications:

  • Concrete & Pavement infrastructure assessment: road, pavement, concrete
  • Military UXO and Security
  • Forensics and Archaeology

Specifications

 Specifications  Noggin 100  Noggin 250  Noggin 500  Noggin 1000
 Size  91 x 76 x 17 cm  63 x 41 x 23 cm  38 x 23 x 15 cm  30 x 15 x 11 cm
 Weight  9.5 kg  7.3 kg  3 kg  2.3 kg

 Centre Frequency

 3dB Bandwidth

 100 MHz
 50 – 150 MHz

 250 MHz
 125 – 375 MHz

 500 MHz
 250 – 750 MHz

 1000 MHz
 500 – 1500 MHz

 Shielding Front to

 Back

 ground coupled focusing  >20 dB  >20 dB  >20 dB

 Maximum Time

 Window*

 4,000 ns @ 0.8 ns/pt  2,000 ns @ 0.4 ns/pt  1,000 ns @ 0.2 ns/pt  500 ns @ 0.1 ns/pt

 Maximum Depth

 Setting*

 200 m  100 m  50 m  25 m

 Operating

 Temperature

 -40 to 50 ºC  -40 to 50 ºC  -40 to 50 ºC  -40 to 50 ºC

 Power

 8 watts 12V @ 0.6A DC
 Performance Factor  160 dB + 10 log10N ex: for 2048 stacks are 193 dB
 Acquisition Rate*  100,000 samples/second
 Stacks (N)   Unlimited, DynaQ when odometer triggering
 Integrated GPS  Point mark or continuous NMEA string logging
 Data Output  Digital (raw) 16 bit 2’s complement

 *Determined by the computer software controlling data acquisition.

Digital Video Logger Specifications

 Specification  Value
 Weight  2.83 kg
 Size  240 x 240 x 68 mm
 Input Power  11-18V,  4A maximum
 Power (Operating)

 12-16W, 3-5 hour operation from 12V, 9Ah SLA battery
 1 to 1.3A @ 12V (varies with DVL settings & CPU operation)

 Screen

 8.0 inch diagonal, high-visibility, sunlight-readable LCD color display
 Resistive touchscreen (can be used with or without gloves)
 Adjustable backlighting
 1500 NIT and 800:1 contrast ratio

 Keypad  Sealed, membrane keypad
 Wireless  Integrated modules: Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11 b,g,n)
 Audio  Built-in speaker – 85dBA speaker w/volume control
 Ports

 USB for data transfer
 RS232 serial port for external GNSS

 Integrated GNSS  GPS/GLONASS (+/- 10m)
 Temperature and Enviro 

 Ruggedized, environmentally sealed unit and connections.
 Ingress protection (IP) rating: Rated to IP55 under IEC 60529
 Relative Humidity operation (non-condensing): 10 – 90%
 -40 to 50°C
 Do not use touchscreen below -20°C.

 Regulatory Specifications  EMC-FCC, CE, IC, ACA, RSM, Safety-TUV, CE
 Internal Memory  8Gb

 

 


Modes of Operation

Step Mode

Position the Noggin, acquire data, move the Noggin to the next position and acquire data again. Repeat until data are collected from all required locations. This mode is used in applications when highly accurate positioning is required or when surface roughness or obstructions preclude easy continuous sensor movement.

Monitoring Mode

The Noggin is placed in a stationary position and data are collected at defined time intervals. The data are then compared over time to identify changes.

Pace & Mark

The Noggin data acquisition occurs at defined intervals and the unit is dragged or pulled over the area to be surveyed. Spatial position and spatial sample density depend on the ability of the operator to move the unit at a constant rate over the surface and mark spatial reference points.

 

Additional Information

Noggin Brochure

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Melbourne

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WA:

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