The activities that will be carried out during the project are listed below:

  • Hardware development for the sensing system (Bore-Head Radar).
  • Software development to implement data processing algorithms and the man-machine interface.
  • Hardware development and characterisation of the communications system within the drill string, including collaborative development of the inter-section rod connectors and slip rings.
  • Integration of the Bore-head Radar hardware, software and data communication link, and the execution of tests in controlled environment (laboratory) to verify the main features of the prototype system.
  • Bore-head Ground-Probing Radar demonstrations in defined operational site conditions.
  • Development of standards to guide the direction of the project to ensure that the needs of the HDD and utilities industries are effectively addressed.
  • Promotion of project results and networking.