Advanced Seismic Acquisition System - Metric Pro

Supplied By: Seismic Source Company, USA

The Hardware:

MetricPro utilizes the "Seismic Acoustic Monitoring" seismograph node. This is the most advanced, field-proven acquisition system in the world. It works seamlessly to provide the most fully integrated source control/recorder solution.

    • Autonomous Operation using Internal Storage

    • USB External Storage for Fast Data Collection

    • Use internal battery option or external power connection

    • Internal 3C geophone or external Geophone/Seismometer/Hydrophone/Microphone

    • Supports standard Ethernet equipment

The Software:

MetricPro utilizes the iSeis field software. This advanced, flexible, and field-proven software supports every kind of data acquisition. It provides works seamlessly to provide the most fully integrated source control/recorder solution!

    • Observer software provides system command and control via real-time Wi-Fi network

    • Observer software returns status and data for fast evaluation

    • Observer software gives frequency analysis of events:

        • FFT Spectra for dominate frequency detection

        • Third Octave Analysis for event energy analysis

    • Individual events reports are generated as events are detected

    • Daily & Monthly reports log events over longer time windows

The System:

This software and hardware combination help make MetricPro the most advanced seismic data collection system available. The hardware is tough and field proven; the software has years of use and development.

    • Expandable from one node to thousands of channels

    • Multiple network options

    • Autonomous or Real Time

    • Monitor Events or switch to recording active data

    • Integrated hardware and software

    • Years of experience in the field

Hardware Specifications:

Monitoring Node

    • 1, 2 or 3 channels per node

    • 31 bit ADC sampling – 24 bit stored

    • GPS disciplined clock – microsecond accuracy

    • 8 Gbytes internal data storage – expandable

    • USB compatible external data backup

    • 100base-T Ethernet onboard

    • Internal 3C – 2 Hz Geophone

    • Single 26 pin, three component connector for:

        • Geophones – High frequency

        • Seismometers – Low frequency, broadband

        • Linear Microphones – Air Overpressuring

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Wi-Fi Data Network

    • 900 MHz, 2.4 GHz, or 5 GHz license-free communications

    • Real Time status and data return

    • Provides node status, node control

    • Supports 1000s of nodes per system

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Software Specifications:


Observer provides command and control of the seismograph nodes and enables system monitoring before and during acquisition.

    • Seismograph Node Inventory Control

    • SEG-P1 & GPX Survey Data Import

    • Station Deployment

    • Frequency Analysis of Events

        • FFT Spectra – dominant frequency of event

        • Third Octave Analysis – event energy analysis

    • Instrument & Sensor Testing & Reports

    • Event Reports

        • Individual Events – as events are detected

        • Daily & Monthly – log events over time

    • Mesh Communications

    • Spread Noise Display


Collector offloads seismic data from seismograph nodes via network or USB connections.

    • Real-Time Collection Status

    • Reads data from USB / WiFi / Ethernet

    • Supports Active & Passive seismic

    • Collect Minute's Worth of Data in Seconds of time


Harvest reads in the "raw" SEG Y data files, spatially aligns them according to their deployment, windows traces in time, and output records.

    • Completes trace headers

    • Outputs either SEG-D or SEG-Y

WIFI Network:

Mesh Network Topology

With a Mesh Network, the data packets travel from node to node. The nodes determine the optimum path and configure the network. This makes the network extremely robust.

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Station to Access Point Network

In the "Spoke and Hub" Network, the data packets travel from a node to a collection point. The network paths are determined by the operation be for acquisition starts. This makes the network extremely fast.

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Acquisition Control Features:

Seismograph Details

    • Node Parameters and Performance

    • Elapsed Time Since Last Report

    • Instrument and Sensor Test Results

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Program Map

    • Shows Nodes and Data Collection Site

    • Satellite Photos, Topo and Road Maps

    • Node Color Shows Noise Levels

Real Time Event Monitoring

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Real Time Noise Monitor

    • Data returned via Ethernet Network

    • Each Channel Displayed as Bar

    • Seismic Data Scaled in Colours

    • Includes Optional Air Overpressuring

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Real Time Event Logging

    • Seismograph Number

    • Event Amplitude

    • Event Date and Time

    • Events Then Added to Long-Term Log File

Emailed Event Reports:

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Identification Information

    • Location of Seismograph

    • UTC Time of Event

    • Project Name and Number

Triggered Event Details

    • Peak Particle Velocity

    • Dominant Frequencies

    • Frequency/Velocity Graph with VCL

Waveform Display

    • Calculated Particle Velocity Sum

    • Vertical / Transverse / Longitude Data

    • Adjustable Time Windows & Scale

Reports Emailed when Triggered

    • Colour PDF Report

    • Receive on Phone, Tablet or Desktop

    • Any Address, Anywhere, at any time

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