26 October 2005 New sensitive seismic cable with imbedded geophones
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Seismic detection systems for homeland security applications are an important additional layer to perimeter and border protection and other security systems. General Sensing Systems has been developing low mass, low cost, highly sensitive geophones. These geophones are being incorporated within a seismic cable. This article reports on the concept of a seismic sensitive cable and seismic sensitive ribbon design. Unlike existing seismic cables with sensitivity distributed along their lengths, the GSS new cable and ribbon possesses high sensitivity distributed in several points along the cable/ribbon with spacing of about 8-12 to 100 meters between geophones. This cable/ribbon is highly suitable for design and installation in extended perimeter protection systems. It allows the use of a mechanical cable layer for high speed installation. We show that any installation mistakes in using the GSS seismic sensitive cable/ribbon have low impact on output seismic signal value and detection range of security systems.
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Alex Pakhomov, Alex Pakhomov, Dan Pisano, Dan Pisano, Tim Goldburt, Tim Goldburt, } "New sensitive seismic cable with imbedded geophones", Proc. SPIE 5986, Unmanned/Unattended Sensors and Sensor Networks II, 59860R (26 October 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.632905; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.632905

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