Author Archives: Jerzy Kowalski

New portable, multipoint measuring system for Earthquake physics, Volcanology, Geophysical exploration, Civil engineering

Our team announces that new mobile FOG sensor FOS2/3 is ready for operation. We have done several tests, simulating different types of earthquakes and standard waves.

It’s a mobile, fiber-optic system, based on Sagnac interferometer for monitoring rotational events and phenomena. The sensor device is optimized for measurement of the rotational rate with sensitivity equal to 2*10E-8 rad/s/Hz in pass band from DC to 327,68 Hz. The above mentioned sensitivity as well as rotation rate dynamic range up to 10 rad/s covers weak as well as strong rotational motions connected with irregular object movements, occurring during strong winds, tectonic moves and earthquakes. In this way, the developed system is dedicated to monitoring the rotational vibration in such objects as wind power plants, tall irregular buildings, bridges, and unstable grounds as well as rotational events connected with earthquakes.

 The data sheet is avaiable here.