Gekko Portable

GekkoAdaptable_330Gekko is the first portable phased array system that brings cutting-edge technology like matrix array control and real-time custom Total Focussing Methods (TFM) into the field, packed in a rugged, compact housing. 





The powerful hardware is used to full capacity by highly elaborated software modules. In particular, the latest CIVA software features are natively implemented for beam steering and measurement analysis. By this way, smart arrays and 3D imaging can be supported for maximum adaptability to the most demanding testing tasks.




GekkoUserFriendly_330In order to give full profit of its capabilities to a large variety of users, the Gekko is designed as an “all-level operators” instrument. Supervisors and engineers will find the full panel of programming tools and set-up parameter tables they are used to in matrix array or TFM control. At the same time, level-1 operators will be supported in their testing tasks by easy to follow step-by-step interfaces, application and calibration wizards, automatic probe detection and reporting tools, which will speed up the operation and simultaneously reduce the error risk.


GekkoRugged_330As a portable system, the Gekko is fully adapted to tough field conditions. Battery operated, equipped with a touch screen and water & dust resistant, the instrument is supporting up to 3.5 hours of work in the field with a set of two batteries. Hot swap of batteries is possible.







Application Exemples

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Inspection of corroded pipes


Real time analysis of a curved surface – 1


Real time analysis of a curved surface – 2


Inspection of composite material


Nozzle inspection, using 3 sensor position encoders


Use of FMC and TFM with GEKKO Capture8
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Gekko Characteristics

User interface All-level operators interface, calibration wizards, analysis, reporting
CIVA capabilities

CIVA-fueled phased-array calculator, fully compatible with CIVA

Advanced Features
Real-time and Adaptive Total Focusing Methods (TFM), 3D imaging
Reporting Analysis and reporting tools, customable inspection report
Display  A-, B-, C-, D-scan, Echodynamic
Standard Phased-Array
Probe types Linear, Matrix and Dual Matrix arrays
Advanced functions
Multiple scewed sector scan for matrix and dual matrix array
Focussing Linear scanning (E-scan), sectorial scanning (S-scan)
Max. number of active channels 64
Delay laws
Up to 2048
Real-time TFM
Recontructed image size
Max. 65K points
Refresh rate
Max. 30fps
Sound paths direct, half skip, full skip
Available modes
L, S, and mode converted paths
Channels 64 phased-array channels + 4 conventional UT channels
Pulse shape Negative square pulse
Pulse width 30 … 1250 ns

Phased-array channels: 12 … 100 V in 1 V steps
Conventional UT channels: 12 … 200 V in 1 V steps

Pulse repetition frequency Up to 20 kHz

Phased-array channels: 0.4 … 20 MHz
Conventional UT channels: 0.4 … 25 MHz

Max. input signal
1.2 Vp-p
Gain control

Phased-array channels: TCG – ACG calibration wizard
Conventional UT channels: TCG – DAC calibration wizard

Gain Up to 120dB in 0.1dB steps
Crosstalk between 2 ch. < 50 dB
Hardware Digitizing and real-time summation on 64 channels, FIR filters
16 bits summed data resolution
Sampling frequency
Up to 100 MHz
Real time averaging
Up to 32x
Digitizing depth Up to 16,384 points
A-scan range
Max. 16,536 points
Data acquisition
Gates Hardware gates, up to 16 gates
Trigger On event (encoder)
Acquisition A-scans/Peaks data recording
Data flow rate Up to 50 MB/s on a 128 GB SSD hard drive (extension up to 1TB)
External connections
Ph.-array probe connector 1 × IPEX (can be upgraded to 2 with splitter)
Conventional UT connectors 4 × LEMO 00
Encoder connectors 3 inputs
External trigger 1
USB connectors 3, USB 2.0 type
Others Ethernet, VGA output, 16 analog inputs, action buttons
Dimensions 410 × 284 × 126 mm (L × W × H)
Weight 6.5 kg (without battery), 480g each battery
Screen 10,4” resistive screen – resolution 1024x768px
Battery Up to 3.5h work with a set of 2 batteries, hot swap possible
Operating temp. range -10 … 45°C
IP protection level IP 66