HERMES

WHAT INFRASOUNDS ARE

Infrasounds are low-frequency sound waves that are below the hearing threshold (20 Hz), little perturbations of atmospheric pressure which, due to the low atmospheric absorption of these low frequencies, can propagate for thousands of kilometers and be detected by pressure sensors.

HIGH PRECISION MEASUREMENTS

HERMES is a differential infrasonic sensor based on differential pressure measurement and the use of an acoustic filter to eliminate the stationary component of atmospheric pressure. Hermes performs high precision / high reliability measurements over a wide frequency bandwidth and it’s capable of detecting low-frequency (non audible) sound waves.

INFRASONIC WAVES SOURCES

In addition to strong volcanic eruptions, there are many sources of infrasonic waves, most of which are produced by natural phenomena such as adverse weather conditions, lightning, asteroids, wave motion, outgassing and minor volcanic explosions, debris-flow, rapid mass flows such as avalanches and landslides, earthquakes and related ground shaking, sea storms, mountain waves. Artificial sources of infrasonic waves that can be measured are quarry blasting, TNT/Gas blasting during avalanche control, nuclear explosions and shock waves.

VARIOUS SENSOR TYPES

A range of sensors with different sensitivity and dynamics as well as frequency ranges are able to cover the amplitude and frequency ranges of most of these infrasound sources, allowing effective monitoring.

ROBUST AND LOW POWER CONSUMPTION

The rugged casing together with the low power consumption guarantee the employment of HERMES sensors also in hostile environment.

BROADBAND (0.033* HZ TO 200 HZ)*LOWER FREQUENCIES ON REQUEST
HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE (110 DB) LOW NOISE (-62DB PA² /HZ, REL TO 1 PA AT 1 HZ)
LOW POWER
LOW COST
ROBUST PHYSICAL BUILD QUALITY AND SEALED ELECTRONICS

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