Method and system for the transmission of seismic data

  • US 7,983,847 B2
  • Filed: 05/22/2006
  • Issued: 07/19/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/21/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A seismic data transmission system comprising:

  • A. at least three wireless seismic data acquisition units, each unit comprising;

    (1) a casing;

    (2) a battery;

    (3) a short-range radio transmitter disposed within said casing;

    (4) a short-range radio receiver disposed within said casing;

    (5) a local clock disposed within said casing;

    (6) local memory disposed within said casing;

    (7) a processor disposed within said casing; and

    (8) a geophone;

    wherein the elements A(2)-A(8) cooperate to collect seismic data and transmit seismic data; and

    B. a receiving unit comprising;

    (1) a power source; and

    (2) a short-range radio receiver;

    C. wherein the short-range radio transmitter and receiver of each wireless seismic data acquisition unit are configured for short-range radio transmission and reception communication with at least two other wireless seismic data acquisition units;

    D. wherein said seismic data acquisition units are physically arranged in an array so that each seismic data acquisition unit is adjacent to at least two other seismic data acquisition units and is capable of short-range radio transmission and reception communication with the at least two other seismic data acquisition units; and

    E. wherein said receiving unit is disposed adjacent said array so that the receiving unit is adjacent to at least another seismic data acquisition unit and the short-range radio receiver of the receiving unit is configured for short-range radio reception communication with said another seismic data acquisition unit.

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