The S-Boom sub bottom profiling system is an alliance of existing and new technologies, packaged to provide a unique and powerful method of carrying out deep penetration seismic surveys with ultra-high resolution data quality.
By harnessing the combined power of three proven AA252 Boomer Plates to provide one single pulse, the S-Boom System redefines the boundaries of shallow seismic surveying. The transmitted energy is focused by the array geometry to improve the directivity and beam pattern, giving a marked improvement over traditional seismic sound sources. Already recognized for producing high resolution seabed profiles, the fusion of these three transducers delivers a source level high enough to significantly increase sub-bottom penetration while maintaining a vertical resolution of better than 0.25 metres.
Innovation within the energy source sees the S-Boom capable of operating at a maximum energy output of 1000 Joules per pulse, and firing at 3 pulses per second. At this setting, the S-Boom has achieved penetration results of over 200ms through sand and limestone whilst delivering the high-resolution records expected of boomer systems with all the quality and reliability expected of Applied Acoustics.
As with all AAE sub bottom systems, the S-Boom forms part of a modular package able to operate from a number of energy sources from the renowned CSP range. For optimum results, the fast charging CSP-N power supply has been designed as the energy source of choice for this system, although the system can operate just as well with a source from the larger CSP-S range. Furthermore, some existing variants of the CSP-D range can also be used at lower settings and longer pulse intervals.
Given the frequency of operation and the transmitted power levels, the S-Boom system is suitable for use with both single and multi-channel hydrophone arrays and acquisition packages, adding to the overall system versatility and creating the perfect UHR package for many applications including research, mapping and construction geological surveys.
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