Geophysics instrumentation can be flown using airplanes or helicopters as shown here with this "Tow Body" developed, manufactured and used during data acquisition services for our customers.
Active and passive geophysics detection technologies are used depending on the application and operational considerations. We ALWAYS provide our customers the most cost effective data acquisition approaches with mounted airborne techniques or dismounted ground-based techniques.
Our field teams arrive on your site soon after receipt of notice to proceed and can rapidly acquire data, post process and provide valuable reports to you - often within one week for sites up to 100 acres and within one month for project sized sites from 5 - 30 square miles with high resolution.
Ground data acquisition service is most economical for high resolution surveys for modest size sites from individual home lots up to about 100 acres depending on the application.
Just like airborne data acquisition operations, passive and active geophysics detection technologies can be done; but quickly favor helicopter operations when active TDEM surveys are contemplated for sites larger than about 20 acres, again depending on the specific application.
Feel free to call us at (623) 265-8911 to discuss your underground or underwater detection and mapping needs. Applications include earth fissures, landfills and silage pits, UST, UXO, unmarked gravesites, forensics, wrecks, base and precious metals, well heads, abandoned mines, archeologic and other cultural features. NO job is too small or too large: one acre to hundreds of square mile
As a pioneer woman in STEM, Bonnie Thorpe experienced the "Glass Ceiling" first hand working while a student in the Geology Department at the University of Utah. These pictures are from a 1947 Salt Lake Tribune article where she organized DC-3 flights for the Geology Department's Cloud College and did survey work of Glen Canyon prior to dam construction forming Lake Powel.
Kaho'olawe drone survey team shown with data acquisition fixed and rotary wing vehicles on Maui in 2000.
UXO comes in all shapes and sizes. Ground truth really gets serious for the backhoe operator excavating a dud UXO when "where" and "how deep do I dig" matters most or else!
Thorpe Geophyscs Services begin BEFORE even excavation during the Project Development Phase all the way through Monitoring Mining Production Operations. Bonnie is shown far right - no "Glass Ceilings" here!
Geologic hazards to real estate development include earth fissures detailed in this short piece in Wired magazine. Thorpe has helped with large Hospital complexes and section sized community development projects to even individual home lots.
The company has considerable R&D expertise working with DoD customers to develop innovative technical solutions for some of the most successful countermeasures for threats to America's Warfighters.