New era for remote blast vibration monitoring

See the IBIS-FB radar at Hexagon Mining Booth 4133 in Las Vegas, Sept. 26-28


TUCSON, ARIZONA, SEPTEMBER 8, 2016 - Hexagon Mining will showcase a revolutionary remote sensing monitoring system at MINExpo in Las Vegas, Sept. 26-28. The IBIS-FB, an IDS GeoRadar product, is designed to support the assessment of blasting operations and control their impact on both the pit slopes and nearby structures.

IBIS-FB is a unique solution to qualitatively and quantitatively monitor blast vibrations. Based on microwave interferometry technology, it integrates standard vibration monitoring systems, providing remote broad area measurements of ground vibrations with high accuracy. IBIS-FB avoids the need to physically place any sensor or marker on the slope by acquiring a large dataset at various distances during each blast. Using this data the users can determine the role of blasting and pit stability. The user receives broad area measurements of the following from each blast:

  • Displacement, velocity, and acceleration trends over distance and time
  • Peak Particle Velocity (PPV) Spectral distribution
  • PPV trend vs. scaled distance

“Our monitoring technologies ensure that mines are designed and maintained to ensure safety and profitability,” said Hexagon Mining President, Hélio Samora. “Solutions such as the IBIS-FB are pivotal to the integrated and innovative technology in our life-of-mine approach. We’re looking forward to showcasing IBIS-FB at MINExpo.”

At Hexagon Mining’s Booth 4133, there will be previews of other new solutions from the company’s operations, planning, and safety suites. Find out more at

In a video interview, Alois Geierlehner, Director Business Development Geosystems, explains how geodetic slope monitoring, surveying, UAV, and radar-based monitoring systems deliver a holistic view of the mine.

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About IDS GeoRadar

IDS GeoRadar is an Italian company, designing and providing products and services for subsurface investigation, investigations and monitoring of structures, and slope stability monitoring. 30 years of experience make IDS GeoRadar a leading manufacturer of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), Interferometric Radar and Radar technologies for geophysical applications technologies. Learn more at

The IBIS products became the first commercial Ground-Based interferometric radar with linear scan SAR capabilities. This ground-breaking product range introduced a new standard in the dynamic and static monitoring of slopes, landslides, and structures. Today, the IBIS interferometric radar products, provide a unique solution to the problem of monitoring small movements in ground or structures, allowing remote, long-range, continuous real-time measurement of large areas

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