SUBSURFACE EXPLORATION BY SONAR SEISMIC SYSTEMS

The Boomer and the Pinger probe sonar seismic systems which are used for subsurface investigations in water-covered areas are described. The Boomer is used for deep sediment penetration studies, and the Pinger probe is used for detailed, high-resolution, shallow penetration work. The Boomer produces a low-frequency, high-energy pulse using a high-voltage discharge into an electromechanical transducer which produces an eddy-current plate repulsion. A continuous recording process produces a record of the reflections from the water-bottom and sub-bottom interfaces. The Pinger probe employs a short, high-intensity 12-kc pulse from a crystal transducer. Recording is accomplished by a small, high-resolution Alden helix recorder. A number of examples of records are presented from each system.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society for Testing and Materials

    100 Barr Harbor Drive, P.O. Box C700
    West Conshohocken, PA  USA  19428-2957
  • Authors:
    • Van Reenan, E D
  • Publication Date: 1963

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  • Accession Number: 00084071
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: STP 351
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 10 1975 12:00AM