Magseis’ OBS acquisition system is based on the principles of small, autonomous sensor capsules inserted into an optimized steel cable. The cable can be deployed and recovered at higher speeds and in much larger quantities than previously possible.
Onboard the vessel the sensor capsules, data downloading and battery management are handled by an automated system developed by Magseis based upon established industrial robot technology. The system has been designed to handle large numbers of sensor capsules in a safe and efficient manner.
Key system specifications:
• Water depth: Depth rated to 3000 metres
• Battery life: +50 days*
• Recording: Full 32 bit
• Time Drift: < 0.1ms over 15 days (uncorrected)*
• Cable length: Unlimited
• Receiver interval: Adjustable