Sediment Geo-Probe System

Metadata Updated: March 8, 2017

FUNCTION: Provides wideband in situ measurement capability of compressional wave speed and attenuation and their spatial variability in marine sediments.DESCRIPTION: In situ ground-truth measurements of sound speed and attenuation are needed to validate geoacoustic inversion algorithms or high-resolution subbottom profiling techniques that are being used for bottom characterization. The wideband capability provides unique measurements of frequency dependency of sound speed and attenuation in various types of marine sediments. In addition, tomographic measurements ofsediment sound-speed variability can be used to validate bottom scattering models. The system can be used to characterize large geological provinces in survey mode since the required measurement time per site is about 10 minutes.INSTRUMENTATION: The geo-probe system has four probes populated with 1-inch-diameter ring transducers (Channel Industries) and a data acquisition unit with networking capability. The data acquisition unit can be pre-programmed or controlled through a standard oceanographic CTD cable. Wideband pulses (3-150 kHz) are generated and recorded with a sampling rate of 1 MHz. The system can be deployed at depths up to 1500 m and probe lengths can be varied up to 2 m. The source and receiver arrays on each probe allow spatial variability measurements of compressional wave speed and attenuation by using acoustic tomography.

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