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A Seismic Communications Investigation Employing a Piezoelectric Transducer.

Authors
Johnson-CC
Source
For Reference Only At Bureau Libraries :47 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10010151
Abstract
The purpose of this effort was to investigate the feasibility of employing a piezoelectric transducer for seismic communications applications in mine environments. The transducer, a government furnished device, incorporated a high q, spring-mass resonator to load the air side of the piezoelectric crystal. The resonant frequency was seismic load dependent and fell in the range of 300 to 340 hz. The effort included a mathematical analysis of the transducer, with corroborative laboratory tests, together with actual communications experiments performed first in an open- formation limestone quarry and finally in an operating iron mine. This work showed that the transducer could be coupled efficiently to hard, competent rock media with power conversion efficiencies of 70 to 80 percent (electrical to mechanical) in typical installations.
Publication Date
19730101
Document Type
CP;
Fiscal Year
1973
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
OFR 33-73
Source Name
For Reference Only At Bureau Libraries
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