In 2008 terrascan Airborne decided attempt to fly small magnetic and radiometric airborne geophysical surveys using a light non-type certificated aircraft. Up till the present the company has flown over 100 000 line km of survey, mainly in Africa for predominately mineral exploration clients. In this article we provide a dialog of what was planned, what was accomplished and where terrascan Airborne currently stands in regards to the challenges as to the selection of aircraft, selection of instruments, selection of sensors, integration of systems into the aircraft, data quality, legal situation and the acceptance of the platform by the market.


Article metrics loading...

Loading full text...

Full text loading...


  1. HorsfallK.R.
    , [1997] Airborne magnetic and gamma ray data acquisition, AGSO Journal of Australian Geology and Geophysics, Volume 17, Number 2
    [Google Scholar]
  2. van der Graaf, E.R., et al.
    , [2011] Monte Carlo based calibration of scintillation detectors for laboratory and in situ gamma ray measurements, Journal of Environmental Radioactivity doi:10.1016/j.jenvrad.2010.12.001
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvrad.2010.12.001 [Google Scholar]
  3. Egmond van, F.M., Loonstra, E.H., Limburg, J.
    , [2008] Gamma-ray sensor for topsoil mapping, The Mole. 1 st Global workshop on High Resolution Digital Soil Sensing & Mapping, 5–8, February 2008, Sydney Australia.
    [Google Scholar]
  4. GerardoNoriega
    , 2011, Performance measures in aeromagnetic compensation, The Leading Edge October, 1122–1123
    [Google Scholar]

Data & Media loading...

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error