Radar Solutions International, a Massachusetts based WBE/DBE certified firm, was founded in July 1996 by then sole proprietor Doria Kutrubes, with the purpose and passion of using geophysical methods to help people improve their living environment by using geophysics to detect sources of contamination and finding new, potable water supplies. Since then, RSI has grown from a one woman firm, to a five person S-Corporation; incorporated on 1/6/2012. Radar Solutions International, Inc. continues to provide the highest quality, advanced geophysical services to help a broad spectrum of needs for environmental, engineering, construction, infrastructure and archaeological clientele along with government agencies and our communities. Our services are classified under the Federal Government NAICS codes 541360, 541330, 561990 and include such services as:
-Utility locating/surveying and mapping using GPR, EMI and other EM methods for entire sites where as-built information is unknown or inaccurate, or to clear individual borings/monitoring well locations.
-Locating UST's, drums, lagoons and other sources of contamination using multiple geophysical techniques.
-Mapping/tracing contamination as it migrates through the soil and bedrock using GPR and other EM methods.
-Hydrogeological and landfill characterizations.
-Water supply and water quality studies.
-Bedrock depth and topography surveys for geotechnical assessment of foundation conditions or as part of locating the deepest possible area for construction.
-Foundation, footing and pier depths and condition assessments (cell phone towers, buildings, dams, granite block abutments, wing walls) using GPR and a variety of sonic methods.
-Geotechnical assessments of soils and foundation conditions using seismic refraction and/or tomography.
-Location of structural steel, rebar and post-tension cables in concrete structures, bridges and pavement.
-Location and depth of conduits within and immediately below concrete slabs and structures prior to coring or saw-cutting.
-Concrete condition assessment using GPR, impact echo and slab IR.
-Void detection within and below columns and slabs. Structural assessment of concrete column, beams, girders, joist and structural slabs.
-Geophysical surveys in support of archaeological investigations.
With our state-of-the-art GPR, geophysical equipment and software processing and imaging packages, RSI is able to accurately image underground utilities, UST's and other targets then present them as final deliverable (maps) in AutoCAD, ARCGIS, Acrobat PDF and Google Earth formats. We serve all of the U.S., but most of our business is within the New England and New York Regions, accessing jobs sites from our offices in Waltham, MA., Albany, N.H. and Dallas, TX. As our name implies, we also travel internationally to provide GPR services, consulting, training along with other geophysical techniques. RSI always welcomes inquiries regarding our services or how geophysics can be used to solve a particular problem.
Ms. Kutrubes has over 30 years of experience in the applications of geophysics to geotechnical, environmental, hazardous waste, archaeological and hydro-geological studies. She has performed investigations for underground storage tanks, utilities, hazardous waste, concrete deterioration, and archeological remains at hundreds of sites throughout New England, across the United States and internationally. Ms. Kutrubes received her M.Sc. in Geophysical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and her B.Sc. in Geology from Bates College.
Cameron joined the RSI team in the spring of 2014 and has conducted a variety of geological surveys across the Northeast. He reduces data in addition to his time in the field. Cameron graduated Bates College with a B.S. in Geology and a concentration in Physics. His strong GIS background has aided in our interfacing between GPS and Geophysical Data, adding to the strength of the RSI team.
Mackenzie joined the RSI team in the spring of 2016, and is concurrently a PhD candidate finishing his dissertation for a doctorate in Geography with an emphasis on remote sensing and environmental change monitoring. Mackenzie has a MS from the University of Nevada, Reno and a Bachelor's from the University of New Hampshire. Mackenzie has experience in GIS, image analysis, spatial statistics, and has field experience ranging from field work in New England to extensive field work in the remote mountains of Nevada.
Rick joined the RSI as a Geophysical Technician in June of 2013. Rick has a very strong technical background, having worked as a technician in the electronics/telecommunication industry for over 13 years. He is also very knowledgeable in both the construction and environmental industries. Rick has collected field data for RSI throughout New England and the Northeast using GPR, EMI, EM-61 and GPS. Rick is a member of the NH Chapter of the AMC, The Maine Island Trail Association and a Charter Member of the Conway Area Lions Club. He recently received the Granite State Fellow Award in 2019 from the Lions Club.
RSI works cooperatively with Dr. John Kick on seismic refraction and gravity projects. With over 45 years of geophysical experience, including 40+ years as the owner and principal geophysicist of Kick GeoExploration, Dr. Kick brings to RSI his expertise in gravity surveying. He has completed hundreds of a wide variety of geophysical surveys for environmental and engineering clients ranging in size from the Exxon Corp. to private individuals. His projects have ranged from landfills studies, hazardous waste and contamination migration studies, water exploration studies and numerous geotechnical and engineering studies. In addition to a large arsenal of geophysical techniques, Dr. Kick also has been involved in numerous geologic investigations, including fracture trace and plane intersection analyses, geologic and bedrock mapping, and photo lineament analyses, His work has involved travel to Turkey, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Canada, Trinidad and throughout the United States.