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Title: Controllable seismic source

Abstract

An apparatus for generating seismic waves includes a housing, a strike surface within the housing, and a hammer movably disposed within the housing. An actuator induces a striking motion in the hammer such that the hammer impacts the strike surface as part of the striking motion. The actuator is selectively adjustable to change characteristics of the striking motion and characteristics of seismic waves generated by the impact. The hammer may be modified to change the physical characteristics of the hammer, thereby changing characteristics of seismic waves generated by the hammer. The hammer may be disposed within a removable shock cavity, and the apparatus may include two hammers and two shock cavities positioned symmetrically about a center of the apparatus.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, LLC, Kansas City, MO (United States
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1150735
Patent Number(s):
8,807,266
Application Number:
13/829,730
Assignee:
Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, LLC (Kansas City, MO) KCAO
DOE Contract Number:
NA0000622
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES

Citation Formats

Gomez, Antonio, DeRego, Paul Jeffrey, Ferrel, Patrick Andrew, Thom, Robert Anthony, Trujillo, Joshua J., and Herridge, Brian. Controllable seismic source. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Gomez, Antonio, DeRego, Paul Jeffrey, Ferrel, Patrick Andrew, Thom, Robert Anthony, Trujillo, Joshua J., & Herridge, Brian. Controllable seismic source. United States.
Gomez, Antonio, DeRego, Paul Jeffrey, Ferrel, Patrick Andrew, Thom, Robert Anthony, Trujillo, Joshua J., and Herridge, Brian. Tue . "Controllable seismic source". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1150735.
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author = {Gomez, Antonio and DeRego, Paul Jeffrey and Ferrel, Patrick Andrew and Thom, Robert Anthony and Trujillo, Joshua J. and Herridge, Brian},
abstractNote = {An apparatus for generating seismic waves includes a housing, a strike surface within the housing, and a hammer movably disposed within the housing. An actuator induces a striking motion in the hammer such that the hammer impacts the strike surface as part of the striking motion. The actuator is selectively adjustable to change characteristics of the striking motion and characteristics of seismic waves generated by the impact. The hammer may be modified to change the physical characteristics of the hammer, thereby changing characteristics of seismic waves generated by the hammer. The hammer may be disposed within a removable shock cavity, and the apparatus may include two hammers and two shock cavities positioned symmetrically about a center of the apparatus.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Aug 19 00:00:00 EDT 2014},
month = {Tue Aug 19 00:00:00 EDT 2014}
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