Innoseis is pleased to announce the delivery of a second generation of improved performance Quantum nodes. In moving towards ultra-high trace densities to improve image quality the land seismic industry faces challenges of practical deployment and operational cost. Working with partners such as Shell, Innoseis has developed cutting edge seismic sensing technology to overcome these challenges both efficiently and cost effectively. The solution is Quantum.
Quantum, already the industry’s lightest fully autonomous sensor with the longest battery life and highest dynamic range has been further improved. Innoseis has incorporated design updates following feedback from customers during several successful deployments in Europe, USA and the Middle East. Specifically, these improvements include:
- Extended internal battery life providing 100 days of 12 hr operations or 50 days of continuous 24 hr monitoring.
- Full battery rechargeability within 3 hrs and improved data harvesting, 8 GB being downloaded in 10 minutes.
- A new GPS receiver module which now allows for simultaneous GPS / GLONASS / Galileo and BeiDou reception maximising satellite available at any one time and providing faster more reliable fixes.
Innoseis is a spinout company from Nikhef, the Dutch institute for sub-atomic physics and has its origin in the Virgo gravitational wave detector which was successful in 2016 in making the first direct detection of a gravitational wave from the collision of two blackholes. To remove adverse seismic-noise effects from gravitational-wave measurements, autonomous, integrated seismic nodes were developed to provide for flexible deployment and affordable dense sampling around the gravitational-wave detector’s key components.