How R-sensors' instruments are used and results are gained



  • The tests of the self-contained wireless seismic station developed by the The Center for Molecular Electronics of MIPT were held near the Golubitsky mud volcano at the Azov Sea shore (Krasnodar region, south of Russia) in the expedition by The Schmidt Institute of Physics of the Earth of the Russian Academy of Sciences

    Owing to its water-proof design, the seismic station can operate in the transition zones including partial or full immersion. The built-in Li-Ion accumulator allows several days of autonomous recording while the installed Wi-Fi wireless interface gives an opportunity to read recorded data remotely. A GNSS/GPS receiver detects the station's position and helps adjust a reference generator. The sensing unit is based on the modified MTSS-2003 three-component high gain seismic sensors.


  • One component seismic sensor MTSS-1021 has successfully passed the test works in Orenburg region, Russia. Under the experimental work, a signal induced by an all-terrain vibrator was recorded simultaneously by a row of 240 sensors at a 50-meter step. Thus, the 2-D profile along the line of over 300 kilometers was consecutively collected. The results were verified by comparing it with the data obtained with conventional moving-coil geophones GS-20DX-1. The works were performed by 'SibGeoTekhServis' and our subsidiary company 'Seismotronika' on the request of The Federal agency for subsoil resources management of Russia. 

    The MTSS-1021 sensor is designed by R-sensors and Seismotronika as a part of SCOUT multichannel seismic wireless data acquisition system by Special Design Bureau for Seismic Instrumentation ("SKB SP"), Saratov, Russia. The sensor shares similar parameters with the MTSS-1001 but has self-contained power supply and is equipped with exchangeable Li-Pol accumulators. 

    Apart from the main tests, the ability of the METR-01 rotational sensors to register the Rayleigh waves directly was tested and verified. The information on the surface waves is sufficient for eliminating their interference with the desired signal.