MSR Modular Series


Building on the innovative MSR Standard Series hardware platform, the MSR Modular Series offers all of the same benefits. The building blocks of the MSR Modular Series take flexibility to a whole new level, providing a highly customizable solution. The Radar Module forms the foundation of the solution and can be supplied with electrical power to provide real time data at operating distances of up to 4000 meters. Intended to evolve with the requirements of operational and budgetary requirements, the MSR Modular Series allows for optional Battery, Generator and Solar Modules, all with a variety of mounting options. Lifecycle costs are greatly reduced; with a new integrated power management system, drastically reducing the service requirements.


MSR Modular Series

The design

Real Time Monitoring

With a maximum scan speed of 40° per second, the MSR Modular Series covers broad areas in only a few minutes. The advanced parallel computing architecture processes data while actively scanning. Lossless data compression algorithms combined with high speed wireless communication hardware provides instant remote access. This means that slope movement information and alarms are immediately available. Anywhere. In real time.

True 3D Data

Unique to Real Aperture Radar technology, the MSR Modular Series produces its own a high resolution true 3-Dimensional point cloud. Each point is individually resolved in range, azimuth and elevation to the highest degree of accuracy. The result is smaller failure mechanism tracking, without relying on Digital Terrain Models or camera images.

Exporting MSR data

The MSR generates millions of 3-Dimensional surveyed data points. Each point is individually georeferenced and contains spatial and movement data which can be exported as a Digital Terrain Model or as a Comma Separated Value file. That makes MSR data compatible with any third party mine planning and design software packages.


The MSR seamlessly interfaces with data from a variety of Automatic Total Station systems and extensometers. Real time radar data is displayed along with color coded vectors that are scaled accordingly providing an integrated monitoring solution.


Designed and built by a company with its roots in the military defense industry, the MSR Series is engineered to reliably operate in the harshest of field conditions. The system can operate in high wind conditions, heavy rainfall events as well as in temperature extremes. With next generation atmospheric correction algorithms the need for Known Stable regions are eliminated. This means reliable radar data. Available when it’s needed most.


The class leading ScatterX software makes analysis and interpretation of slope performance straightforward. Through an intuitive graphical user interface, the complex tasks of setting up scan regions and defining alarm settings are simplified. The result is an easy to use interface so advanced that it will change how risk is managed. Learn more about Scatter X >

Technical Specifications

Data Point Spacing (Resolution):

Full 3- Dimensional data in range, azimuth and elevation:
At 1000 meters: 0.5m x 4.4m x 0.44m

Scan Speed:

At 40°/ second 120° x 45° in < 4 minutes At 40°/ second 60° x 80° in < 3 minutes

Measurement Accuracy:

Relative range accuracy of < 0.9mm

Operating Range:

MSR060m: 30m to 600m
MSR120m: 30m to 1200m
MSR250m: 30m to 2500m
MSR400m: 30m to 4000m

Data Processing and Storage:

Onboard data processing with storage for > 1 month of data
Fully automated backup to a central server

Atmospheric Correction:

Integrated onboard weather station with advanced built in correction algorithms (no known stable regions required)


Standard temperature: -30°C to +55°C
Wind: up to 110 km/h
Rain: up to 60mm/h
Relative humidity: 0% to 95%

Deployment Options:

Non- level deployment to within 15°
Standard trailer or multiple trailers
Vehicle mounted
Permanent installation


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