TerraDat Aquires Advanced Technology for Next-Level Archaeological Discovery

One of TerraDat's latest acquisitions is the state-of-the-art Sensys Magneto MX magnetic gradiometry system. This system exemplifies our commitment to providing top-tier geophysical survey capabilities, particularly in archaeological geophysics.

At the heart of the Magneto MX system are eight advanced Sensys gradiometer probes, each mounted on a custom-designed cart. This innovative design maximizes data coverage and significantly enhances the detail and resolution of magnetic field measurements. The probes, spaced at intervals of 0.5 meters, offer a resolution twice as high as conventional walked gradiometry surveys, making it an incredible tool for detailed archaeological investigations.

Non-intrusive, rapid archaeological geophysics mapping

A key feature of the Magneto MX is its integration with Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) GPS technology, which provides sub-centimetre positioning accuracy. This level of precision is crucial for archaeological surveys, where detailed mapping and accurate localisation of anomalous features are imperative. The system is designed for ease of use and can be towed behind a 4x4 vehicle or an ATV, thus facilitating swift and efficient coverage of large survey areas with a swath width of up to 3.5 meters.

TerraDat's implementation of the Sensys Magneto MX system significantly enhances field productivity. It enables data acquisition rates of up to 20 hectares per day in optimum field conditions, offering a substantial improvement over traditional walked surveys. This efficiency results in considerable reductions in both survey costs and time, making large-scale archaeological projects more feasible and cost-effective.

The Magneto MX system's versatility makes it particularly suitable for various archaeological projects. Its effectiveness in scanning large sites for housing developments, solar energy projects, or significant linear infrastructure such as roads, rail lines, cable routes, and pipelines ensures that potential archaeology can be identified and thoroughly investigated before development.

TerraDat's acquisition of the Sensys Magneto MX magnetic gradiometry system significantly enhances our archaeological survey capabilities. This system sets a new standard in magnetic surveying, offering unmatched accuracy, efficiency, and coverage. It underscores TerraDat's dedication to employing the most advanced technology in archaeological geophysics.

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