Multiple Sound Source Synchronizer for Seafloor Surveying
The need to avoid interference between sound sources during seafloor surveys led to the design and assembly of a device which automatically controls the firing rate of different sound sources on board a ship. This synchronizer is built around a Z80 microprocessor which schedules the timing of a single channel seismic system, a 3.5 kHz subbottom profiler and a Sea Beam bathymetric survey system. The paper describes the design characteristics and the implementation of this synchronizer aboard the R.V. Thomas Washington.
Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping
Journal or Conference Title
Offshore Technology Conference (OTC)
May 2 - May 5, 1988
Houston, TX, USA
Phillips, J C.; Abbott, J L.; and de Moustier, Christian, "Multiple Sound Source Synchronizer for Seafloor Surveying" (1988). Offshore Technology Conference (OTC). 765.