Technology

Standard and deep-sea OBS

Number of instruments Standard: max. 68
Deep-sea: max. 11
Seismometer, gimbal-mounted Güralp CMG-40T OBS, 60 sec - 50 Hz
Trillum Compact OBS, 120 sec - 50 Hz
Hydrophone HighTechInc HTI-04-PCA/ULF, 100 sec - 8 kHz
Digital data recording unit Send Geolon MCS, 24 bit, 1 - 1000 Hz, 20/32 GB
Kum 6D6, 32 Bit, 50 - 4000 Hz, 128 GB
Acoustic release transponder Kum K/MT 562 with Kum K/MT 8011M onboard unit
VHF radio beacon Novatec RF-700A1
Novatec MMB-7500
Xeos XMB-7500
VHF bearing receiver Seimac DR500
Xeos R1000
Flashlight Novatec ST-400A
Novatec MMF-7500
Xeos XMF-7500
Floating unit Syntactic foam
Frame and pressure tubes Titanium alloy
Anchor Iron
Maximum deployment depth Standard: 6000 m
Deep-sea: 7300 m
Maximum deployment duration Standard: 18 months
Deep-Sea: 14 months
Dimensions (excl. flag and beacons) Standard: 1.65 m x 1.30 m x 0.72 m
Deep-Sea: 1.45 m x 1.07 m x 0.72 m
Wieght (exkl. anchor / incl. anchor) Standard: ca. 340 kg / 405 kg
Deep-Sea: ca. 320 kg / 385 kg
Transport 12 units per 12' sea container