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1. (WO2017035144) DISTRIBUTED SEISMIC SOURCE ARRAY FOR USE IN MARINE ENVIRONMENTS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/035144    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/048201
Publication Date: Fri Mar 03 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Wed Aug 24 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: G01V 1/38
Applicants: GREENPOWERUSA INC.
Inventors: ANDERSEN, James, K.
Title: DISTRIBUTED SEISMIC SOURCE ARRAY FOR USE IN MARINE ENVIRONMENTS
Abstract:
An acoustic sound source designed to impart vibratory energy into its surrounding environment by linearly displacing transducer face plate(s) that are coupled to a rotary motor via crankshaft/connecting rod(s) or camshaft(s). The frequency of the vibrational energy is proportional to the speed of the rotary motor and the amplitude of the vibrational energy is proportional to the linear displacement of the transducer faceplates. The motor can be manually or automatically controlled to operate at a fixed speed and/or a variety of time varying speeds such as frequency sweeps or ramps. The linear displacement or amplitude of the transducer faceplates can also be manually or automatically controlled to operate at a fixed displacement or to have the displacement vary with time and/or frequency.