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.


Hardware/Software for Increased Production

The problem:

Seismic crews around the world are turning away from traditional acquisition techniques and starting to use high productivity Vibroseis methods

The goal is to be more efficient, more VPs per day. To achieve this, more vibrators are being used

More vibrators and high productive techniques require collision management

Some of the techniques, such as DS4 (time/distance rule) require decision making, which generates extra messages. This inherently causes a slow down


The Solution:

Create a communication system that is capable of delivering messages across many nodes without collision loss over large distances

Provide a way to allow the individual vibrators to make decisions on the time/distance rules without involving a centralized decision maker


The Hardware:

SSC Radio Control System

Raveon M8/M21 Digital Radio

50W Amplifier



viblink radio   viblink with radio and amplifier

VibLink Module


VibLink Unit with Radio and Amplifier


How does VibLink work?


The VibLink module - Each VibLink unit contains a Linux-based co-processor board, a digital radio, and a 50 watt amplifier. The coprocessor implements the TDMA process, the radio handles the communications, and the ampli-fier ensure the signals are sent out at maximum strength.


The VibLink system - Each vibrator, plus the central recorder, is equipped with a VibLink module. The VibLink module uses advanced TDMA techniques to multiplex seven vibrators and the doghouse on one radio channel. And does this all in one second windows. With additional Vibrators, additional seconds are added. The Universal Encoder 3 uses its time slot to send out status updates and request PSS/PFS data. Each Force 3 controller uses its time slot to send out its location, status, and QC Information.

viblink diagram

 time diagram

NavLink Software


NavLink is an application that runs on a computer in the vibrator.

Connects to the VibLink radio and the Force Three unit via network

Provides full navigation and support for vibrator operation (start, abort sweep, download and save VSS files, etc.)

Monitors the location and status of all other vibrators

Displays acquired points from nearby vibrators

Navlink QC Screen   Navlink Operator Screen

NavLink QC Screen


NavLink Operator Screen


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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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