Ocean Bottom Seismometers

October 17th, 2012


Gregory Designs was the mechanical engineering consultant for the design of a new Ocean Bottom Seismometer (OBS) system for Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.  In collaboration with Jim Newman of Woods Hole Marine Systems, we conducted the design of the pressure housings, the electronics chassis arrangements, the structural frame, the acoustic release mechanism, the syntactic buoyancy module, and all ancillary components and brackets.  Thirteen OBS’ were deployed from the R/V Wecoma in fall 2011 and all 13 successfully recovered in spring 2012.


Photo Credit:  Dan Kot, WHOI

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