Software Update Enhances Radar-Based Concrete Inspection System


GSSI has releases a major software update for the StructureScan Mini XT, the latest generation of the company’s all-in-one concrete inspection GPR system. The update expands StructureScan Mini XT capabilities with an increased depth range, improved Focus Mode, and a unique Auto Drill feature.


The update increases StructureScan Mini XT’s depth range by 20% to up to 24 inches for greater visibility in survey situations involving thick structural concrete and slab on grade. Additionally, algorithm improvements enhance the StructureScan Mini XT’s gain at greater depths.

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The improved Focus Mode uses input from the StructureScan Mini XT’s 2.7 GHz high-resolution antenna to resolve closely spaced and bundled targets within concrete, offering precise visualization where traditional GPR hyperbolas would condense data into a singular dot. Users can sweep between raw GPR data and the easy-to-read focused view. The new Auto Drill feature searches for potential obstructions to a planned core location. The innovative software tool uses a specialized algorithm to identify possible obstacles to drilling operations by analyzing a user-selected position and size (1/2’ to 6”) on a 3D grid.


StructureScan Mini XT comes with an antenna, positioning system, and control unit combination that features an intuitive touchscreen interface and six-button control options. Use the QuickScan mode to collect data with the push of one button or select ScanMax and Scan3D modes for advanced data interpretation and visualization. Real-time migrated data, onscreen reference markers and real-time signal floor indicator are also available. For more info, checkout StructureScan Mini XT.