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Product Name:Dura-Spark
Product Description:The Dura-Spark has been designed to provide a stable, repeatable sound source for sub-bottom geophysical surveys. The long life, durable electrodes produce a consistent pulse signature and keep operational maintenance to a minimum. This provides increased survey efficiency and equipment reliability as the sparker tips rarely need replacement. The Dura-Spark is based on the CAT300 catamaran, providing a stable platform whilst under tow. The catamaran has robust solid floatation and is easily deployed from all survey vessels. The Dura-Spark consists of 3 or 5 arrays of 80 tips allowing the operator to tune the source from the vessel to their application. This flexibility together with selectable source depth allows the source to be used in both shallow and deep waters. The typical operational bandwidth of the Dura-Spark is 300Hz to 1.2kHz. When coupled with the CSP-N Seismic Power Supply the system offers 2000J/s peak discharge rate, as well as industry leading design and safety standards.
Product type:Sparker, Sub-bottom profiling system
Components to be used in combination with product :CSP-Nv power supply + AH Series hydrophones
Year of initial development:2013
Application:High Resolution
Max power consumption [W]:5000
Power type:AC
Transducer weight [kg]:60
Transducer length [m]:1.700
Transducer width [m]:0.660
Transducer height [m]:0.490
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Portability of logger:Desktop, Portable, Rack
Mode of operation 
Platform type:Surface Towed
Operating System:Windows
Min. depth of operation [m]:5
Max. depth of operation [m]:1000
Min. frequency [Hz]:250
Max. frequency [Hz]:1500
Signal composition:Broadband
Power output [W]:2400
Max. resolution [m]:0.25
Max. penetration [m]:500
Max. pulse rate [Hz]:3
Max. pulse length [s]:0.000500
Dynamic range [dB]:226
Heave corrected:
Pitch corrected:
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Data Processing 
Data displayed :Third party data acquisition system dependent
Main use:High and ultra-high resolution geophysical surveys, cable/pipeline/route surveys, geohazard survey, pre/post dredging, construction site survey (eg windfarm site) etc
Data output :Third party data acquisition dependent
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Integration in work process 
Remote operation:Y
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Real time coupling to survey software:Y
Coupling to post-processing software:Y

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  • Applied Acoustics

  • Gapton Hall Road
  • NR31 ONB Great Yarmouth
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland



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