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ALPHA-TADP120-LIGHT

Product Overview

Posthole-Digital-Alpha-TADP120-Light is a three component low noise feedback, DIGITAL OUTPUT velocity broadband seismometer designed to be installed in POSTHOLES. This design is inspired by 40 years of experience by Dr. C.M. Güralp.

In the 1970's and 1980's Dr. Güralp set out the standards for miniature surface and borehole broadband seismometers. The first posthole broadband seismometer was installed in 1987 By Dr. C.M. Güralp to monitor underground explosions.

The posthole Broadband Feedback seismometer is based on orthogonal three axis low noise sensor modules with double nested feedback loop topology. The suspension system is based on the principles of “elastica”.

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GaiaCode - Broadband Seismometer - ALPHA-TADP120-LIGHT

The ALPHA family sensors are a three components low noise feedback velocity output Broadband seismometer suitable for local, regional and teleseismic recording.

ALPHA-TADP120-LIGHT

Instrument Specifications

Suitability

  • Single or large scale seismic networks
  • Posthole seismology
  • Micro-seismic monitoring
  • After-shock monitoring
  • Permanent reservoir monitoring
  • Induced seismicity detection
  • Explosion monitoring
  • Volcanology
  • Hydrocarbon exploration

Benefits

  • High Digital data quality broadband data
  • Covers complete seismic spectrum with a single transfer function
  • Particularly low noise at High frequencies compared to other broadband sensors
  • 8 Channel 24 Bit internal digitiser
  • 9 extra State of Health (SOH) channels
  • PGA on all 24 bit channels
  • Remotely configurable and controls sensor functions
  • Automatic centering based on mass position offset
  • Suspension system with high cross axis rejection
  • Broadband data with high frequency response extending to 150 Hz
  • Automatic self-installation and zeroing for quick installation
  • Tilt tolerance of ±5 degrees
  • Portable and easy to deploy
  • Waterproof casing with stainless steel connector
  • Polyurethane cabling potted to the stainless steel connector

ALPHA-TADP120-LIGHT

Key Features

The mechanical sensor orientation is Non-Galperin with -75 dB cross axis rejection on all axis.

The sensor frequency response covers complete seismic spectrum with a flat frequency response (no peaks) from 0.008333 Hz (120 seconds) to 150 Hz.

A precision 24 bit 8 channel digitiser is housed inside a waterproof enclosure.

9 extra State of Health (SOH) channels providing comprehensive state of health of the posthole sensor.

Truly portable rugged seismometer with fine pitched adjustable feet manufactured from phosphor bronze.

Sensor can be operated with ±5.0 degrees of tilt, and microprocessor controlled remote centering is provided.

Galvanically two stage isolated electronics. The sensor mechanical section and the feedback electronics sections have their own isolated and hermetically sealed enclosures.

Remote electronic mass locking and unlocking facility, with serial interface for sensor control and parametric sensor data.

All outputs and digital inputs are transient protected.

Alpha Light sensor noise level crosses the New Low Noise Model (NLNM) (below) from 18 Hz to 50 seconds period.

The sensor installation and orientation tools are provided to install the sensor to depths of 5 to 10 meters. The T bar installation tool attachment on the top of the sensor housing is a backlash free bayonet interface.

Disclaimer: The product specifications and the stated data are subject to change without prior notice.

REFERENCES

Ref 1: GURALP C.M. Patent Application, No: 7909579 Filed: 19th March 1979 (declaration priority from Appln No: 10279/78 Filed: 15th March 1978) “Vertical Seismometer”.
Ref 2: GURALP, C.M., “The Design of a Three-component Borehole Seismometer”, 1980. Ph.D. Thesis, Univ of Reading
Ref 3: USHER, M.J., BURCH, R.F. and GURALP, C.M., “Wide-band Feedback Seismometers”, 1979. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 18: 38-50.
Ref 4; M,J, USHER and C.M. Guralp, “The design of miniature wideband seismometer” Geophys. J.R. ast. Soc. (1978)-55 (605-613)

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References

  • Ref 1 USHER, M.J., BURCH, R.F. and GURALP, C.M., “Wide-band Feedback Seismometers”, 1979. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 18: 38-50.
  • Ref 2 M,J, USHER and C.M. Guralp, “The design of miniature wideband seismometer” Geophys. J.R. ast. Soc. (1978)-55 (605-613) ,
  • Ref 3 GURALP, C.M., “The Design of a Three-component Borehole Seismometer”, 1980. Ph.D. Thesis, Univ of Reading.
  • Ref 4 GURALP C.M. Patent Application, No: 7909579 Filed: 19th March 1979 (declaration priority from Appln No: 10279/78 Filed: 15th March 1978) “Vertical Seismometer”.
  • Ref 5 GURALP C.M. United States Patent Application Number: 4,280.206 March 1979. SEISMOMETERS.
  • Ref 6 GURALP C.M. UK Patent Application GB 2-144-287-A. July 1983 Analog-to-digital converters for Seismometers. The National Research Development Corporation (UK)
  • Ref 7 GURALP C.M. UK Patent Application No. 1900719.4; Title: Infrasound Detector [M&S-IRN.FID4315516]