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Technology transfer opportunities: patent licenses: portable seismic exploration probe

Fact Sheet 150-96

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Abstract

A new seismic source generator has been invented at the U. S. Geological Survey. Using kinetic energy stored by a flywheel, the truck-mounted source transfers this energy, by impulses, into the ground. Both longitudinal (P) and shear (S) waves can be generated, the latter in 12 directions, without moving the vehicle.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Technology transfer opportunities: patent licenses: portable seismic exploration probe
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
150-96
Edition:
Revised June 1996
Year Published:
1996
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Technology Transfer Office
Description:
1 p.