Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) & Utility Locating Systems

US Radar is a technological leader in the design and innovation of ground penetrating radar (GPR) systems. If you need to see what is on the other side of a surface, the high-profile Quantum Imager technology can safely help you define what you can’t see with the bare eye.

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Construction Equipment Top 100 Products of 2014 Winner

Quantum Imager™ Triple-Frequency Ground-Penetrating Radar Award Winner

On behalf of the entire team at US Radar Inc., it is with great pride that we announce that we have earned Construction Equipment magazine’s “Top 100 Products of 2014 Award” for our Quantum Imager™ triple-frequency ground-penetrating radar system. Our award, earned in the Ancillary Products category, was announced in the December 2014 issue of Construction Equipment as part of the magazine’s feature highlighting all 100 winners.

This award, which recognizes our commitment to innovation, comes on the heels of our successful launch of the Quantum Imager earlier this year. As the world’s first ground-penetrating radar system to use triple-frequency radar technology for locating and imaging objects at greater depths and with higher resolution than competitive single- or dual-frequency systems, the combined technologies of the Quantum Imager define a new state of the art in this product category.

For 30 years, Construction Equipment, one of North America’s leading construction trade publications, has published this distinguished award program highlighting manufacturers that are investing in research and development.

The editors at Construction Equipment considered several hundred product introductions in the process that led to the selection of the Quantum Imager. The editors made these selections independently, drawing upon their own experience with equipment technology and the equipment marketplace, as well as input from their readers.

It is an honor to receive this prestigious industry award and to know that users of all types of equipment recognize the excellence of our new technology. US Radar will continue to strive toward excellence in technological advancement, product support and application satisfaction.


MATAWAN, N.J. (Nov. 1, 2014) - US Radar Inc., a leading manufacturer of subsurface imaging systems, has just begun production of its Q5C, a ground-penetrating radar unit that delivers US Radar’s signature SmartGain™ digital clarity at a list price that’s just a little over half the cost of most competitive units. Unlike any other attempts at a budget GPR units, this unit has performance characteristics in line with high end GPR units. This translates to successfully finding more utilities than possible with other low cost units.

“The US Radar Q5C is going to give contractors and municipalities that never considered buying their own radar unit the chance to put ground-penetrating radar to work in their public works, environmental and utility locating efforts,” said Ron LaBarca, president, US Radar Inc.

The US Radar Q5C incorporates SmartStack™, a unique algorithm that takes advantage of spare processing power to improve image quality and increase depth of penetration, especially in soils that tend to dissipate electrical energy. StreetSmart™ onboard processing eliminates the need for post-processing of information so the operator can see and evaluate data in real time rather than go back to the office.

“The cost of entry for the Q5C is below the threshold where bids are usually required, yet this workhorse delivers the most powerful GPR on the market for locating utilities up to 15 feet deep,” LaBarca said.

Users can build on base unit
The basic Q5C operates at a frequency range of 300 to 1300 MHz. It comes standard with a 1.9 GHz multi-core Intel Atom processor and 10.4-inch daylight-readable LED color display. A single battery powers the unit. “Users can add capability both through hardware and software upgrades to build the base model into a top-shelf GPR unit,” LaBarca said. He noted that, like other US Radar GPR units, a two-year warranty on parts and labor is standard, along with complimentary telephone and email technical support.

Although the Q5C can be used for most GPR applications, LaBarca said he expects the primary applications will be utility locating, infrastructure and natural gas.


Quantum Imager Adds Depth, Resolution to Locating Technology

LAS VEGAS, March 6, 2014 – US Radar Inc., a leading manufacturer of subsurface imaging systems, has introduced the Quantum Imager™, the world’s first ground-penetrating radar system to use triple–frequency radar technology for locating and imaging objects at greater depths and with higher resolution than competitive single– or dual–frequency systems.

The Quantum Imager excels in a wide variety of applications, from bridge deck analysis to locating and imaging utilities at depths up to 30 feet – twice the depth limit of dual–frequency systems and three times that of single–frequency units. Patent-pending technology in the Quantum Imager applies ultra-wideband pulses that combine the advantages of pulse radar and stepped frequency radar. The system is especially effective in locating plastic utilities such as conduit, and rendering high-resolution imagery of those objects.

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