Agricultural Ground Radars

On March 1, the Office of Engineering and Technology (OET) granted a waiver of several rules to Headsight, Inc. to permit the certification and marketing of an unlicensed ultra-wideband (UWB) ground penetrating radar (GPR) that will operate in the 1-6 GHz frequency band while installed on agricultural equipment. The FCC finds that the Headsight Terrahawk device will pose no great risk of causing harmful interference while offering an innovative use of “GPR technology that will benefit the public through improved farming operations and higher crop yields.” The Terrahawk uses the UWB imaging technology of GPR to detect ground surface conditions obscured by crops during harvest operations. 

 

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