Ultrasonic Pulse-Echo Tomography Systems A1040 MIRA 3D PRO


A1040 MIRA 3D is a low-frequency ultrasonic tomography system suitable for manual and automated assessment of concrete structures. Due to its novel A-DPC® sensor technology, the new MIRA provides unbeatable penetration depth, inspection sensitivity, and imaging resolution by implementing three-dimensional FMC / TFM in each instrument position.

The instrument consists of a lightweight body with 4 x 8 Active Dry-Point-Contact transducers with integrated pulser-receiver circuits and parallel DAQ electronics wirelessly connected to the powerful smartphone that implements image reconstruction and visualization algorithms by means of parallel graphic processor units on-board. This hardware solution allows achieving the highest performance for real-time 3D-TFM imaging.

With special transmitting techniques such as E-Boosting, an outstanding penetration depth has been achieved even by using the instrument’s relatively small active aperture. Although, for additional extension of the inspection range arbitrary aperture extension can be utilized by two and more array units in one configuration.

MIRA NEO DESKTOP software for remote unit control and 3D visualization & analysis of Big Data is an essential part of the instrument delivered in the standard delivery set. The open data format for customized developments by the user – for offline and online applications – completes the functional package of this extraordinary instrument.


The ultrasonic tomograph A1040 MIRA 3D PRO is the most advanced system configuration for ultrasonic testing of highly scattering materials, such us concrete and reinforced concrete, stones, rock, composites, ceramics, wood, epoxy, refractory materials. Among others, following main applications can be mentioned as application fields of the instrument:

  • Localization of reinforcement rebars and other elements (tendon ducts, anchors, hollow pipes, cables, hollow pipes), also beyond of rebar layers
  • Detection of material voids, estimation of their position and size in 3D: cavities, inclusions, honeycombs, cracks
  • Thickness measurement by one-side access
  • Detection of grouting defects in tendon ducts and grouting couplers
  • Assessment of fireproof stones


Parameter Value
Instrument type Multi-channel ultrasonic pulse echo tomograph with built-in matrix transducer array
Number of channels 64 (extendable to 96, 128 etc.)
Number of independent elements in the matrix transducer aperture 64 (extendable to 96, 128 etc.)
Type of the ultrasonic transducers Active dry point contact (A-DPC®) transducers with ceramic wear proof tips and integrated pulser-receiver electronics
Bandwidth from 10 to 90 kHz
Material sound velocity range from 1.000 to 4.000 m/s
(from 40 to 157 inches/s)
Maximum penetration depth in reinforced concrete over 4.000 mm (157 inch)
Battery operation time up to 10 hours
Maximum dimensions of one unit without handles 400x125x100 mm
(15,8 x 4,9 x 3,9 inch)
Maximum weight of the electronic unit with the batteries, handles and tablet PC mounted 5.6 kg / 12.3 pounds
Operating conditions
air temperature range from -10 to + 50°С (from 14 to 122°F)
relative air humidity at +35°С / 95°F, max. 95 %
Average service life, min. 5 years

Delivery Kit

Name Quantity, pcs.
Electronic unit A1040 MIRA 3D with 32 x A-DPC® transducers 1
Adjustable handle 2
Tablet-PC with protective case 1
Reference block for functional tests 1
Exchangeable Li-Ion accumulator 6
Power charger 1
Interchangeable power plugs (US/UK/EU) 3
Power USB-C cable 1
USB-A to USB-C cable 1
Hard case with custom foam inlay 1
Screwdriver Hex-Plus 4.0 1
Screwdriver Hex-Plus 2.0 1
Сardboard box for documentation 1
Warranty certificate 1
Operating Manual 1



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