Welcome To Seismic Source Company

Seismic Source Company is a manufacturer of seismic instruments and data acquisition systems. Its products are used in a broad range of applications: Seismology, Structural Monitoring, Seismic Site Evaluation, Civil Engineering, Gas and Oil Exploration, Industrial Vibration Monitoring.


QC Multiple Vibrators at Once

General Purpose QC Tool:

Additional Functionality when compared with Standard Bird Dog 3-3

32-bit, high speed, ADC chips for lower noise and increased accuracy

8 Gigabytes of Data Storage, Expandable to 16

GPS based time and location saved for every record

Stable and rugged unit for use in all conditions

Eleven-Channels, unit checks multiple vibrators at once to save time and effort

All test data saved in non-volatile memory for later download and retrieval

Connects to PC via Ethernet or optional Wi-Fi, provides control, data download and real time display
and analysis of data and results


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Vibrator QC Software Features:

Time and Frequency Domain Tests

Measures Output Force and Phase Error

Measures Distortion and Start Time Differences

Records and Prints all Test Results


Vibrator QC Software Results:

Amplitude and phase displays

Force and distortion analysis

Start Time Verification

Verifies correct ground force calculation and polarity

Accelerometer Test

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On-Site Vibrator Testing

Vibrator Testing Features:

QC vibrator performance in the field

Independent QC for one Vibrator

Wireless Test for Five Vibrators

Check Zero Time for Ten Vibrators

Three different sets of inputs: BNC Coax, "Vibe Wireline Cables" or "Octopus Harness"

Uses two independent accelerometers (provided with system)

Run wireline tests when recording system cannot

Portable unit is easily moved between fleets

Assures clients that vibrators are running correctly



Vibrator QC System Includes:

Eleven Channel Bird Dog3 Unit


  • CH1 - True Reference (from Doghouse or Vibrator)


  • CH2, 4, 6, 8 & 10 - Independent Mass Accelerometer from Vibrators


  • CH3, 5, 7, 9 & 11 - Independent Baseplate Accelerometer from Vibrators

Bird Dog 3 Vibrator QC kit with:


  • Two Magnetic Accelerometers


  • Five Vibrator Wireline Harnesses

Power Cable

Computer Interface Cable


BD3-11 Specifications:



32 bit sigma delta converter

Dynamic Range


126 dB



0.0012 %



Better than -125 dB



> 100 dB

Noise Floor (@2ms)


< 0.09 μV RMS

Input Impedance


20k Ohms

Available Tests


Geophones, Vibrators and Accelerometers


# Channels





-40°C to +85°C



0 to 100%

Size (w/o handle)


14" x 5.5" x 3" (356 x 140 x 76 mm)



3.4 lbs (1.55 kg)

Data Storage (Internal 8GB CF)


480 hours for 3 channels @ 2ms


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Seismic Source Co

2391 E. Coleman Rd.
Ponca City, OK 74604
Phone: (580) 762-8233
Fax: (580) 762-1785
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