The use of UAS in non-destructive inspection applications has proven its feasibility and effectiveness, making it a field showing a great growth potential. This leap forward has been possible thanks to all the advances in different fields; features like accuracy, stability, and flight time of UAS platforms have been significantly improved. In addition, the payload associated with these inspections has also evolved in recent years both in terms of performance and specifications. The feasibility of using Synthetic Aperture Radar systems in different applications regarding terrestrial observation has already been proved. Besides, detection of buried objects continues to improve its performance as well, with higher-resolution greater-reach detection capabilities.
The CX-Geodron project implies developing an UAS payload in the field of UHF and SHF bands with radar equipment and GPR-SAR techniques to complement LiDAR laser technologies and go beyond with underground detection applications.