ABOUT 3d-Radar

3d-Radar AS was formed in 2001 in Trondheim, as a spin-off from NTNU, The University of  Trondheim, Norway and Norway’s leading technical institution of higher learning. The company has pioneered next generation 3D Ground Penetrating Radar (3D GPR) using step frequency radar technology and innovative multi-channel antenna design.

In 2007, 3d-Radar was acquired by VMETRO, a leader in embedded systems and listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange.

In October 2008, VMETRO was acquired by Curtiss-Wright Controls and became a Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions subsidiary.

In May 2014, 3d-Radar became a subsidiary of Chemring Sensors and Electronic Systems.

In March 2018 ownership of the company is back with the original founders in Norway and 3D-Radar is extended with own representation in the USA.


  • Ground Penetrating Radar

    Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) uses electromagnetic waves to map structures and objects below the ground surface. The radar waves from the antenna are reflected by interface layers inside the soil or by buried metal objects. In general GPR works well in sand/gravel and dry soil conditions with low soil conductivity but can not penetrate high conductivity materials such as clay and salt water.

  • 3d-Radar GPR

    3d-Radar uses antenna arrays for efficient data acquisition over large surfaces. This enables the user to create 3-dimensional images of the subsurface objects.

  • 3d-Radar Technology

    3d-Radar has pioneered the next generation GPR systems by introducing step-frequency technology in combination with unique antenna arrays.