Rotation as a new observable in seismology
When the ground shakes, it not only translates (up-down, sideways) but also undergoes rotational motions (yaw, pitch and roll). To fully characterize seismic sources and wave fields, it is necessary to measure both the translational and rotational movements of the ground.
However, until now, this was not possible simply, locally and directly. Long-awaited by seismologists throughout the world, blueSeis’ new sensors truly revolutionize the seismology market by allowing a complete measurement of a seismic wave.
Frédéric Guattari, Head of blueSeis product line
iXblue, an international high technology company with a unique expertise
iXblue stands as a global leader in the design and manufacturing of innovative solutions for navigation, positioning, geophysical and acoustic imaging markets. The French Group offers its unique advanced technology solutions to its defense & civil customers to address increased challenges and carry out their maritime, land and space operations with optimum efficiency and safety.
inertial & sensors systems
iXblue is recognized throughout the industry for its pioneering work on the development of fiber-optic gyroscope (FOG) technology which has revolutionized the maritime and naval inertial systems in the last decade, providing unequalled performance and cost of ownership benefits. Underpinned by 30 years of expertise, iXblue is currently achieving annual growth of 15–20%, with 80% of its business conducted in over 35 countries worldwide. The Group can count on full value-chain expertise: all of its systems are developed internally, from design to manufacturing.
iXblue, between seas and space
The unique technologies developed by iXblue have found a variety of fields of application, continuously opening up new opportunities for innovation. Through a series of scientific breakthroughs, iXblue has forged a unique identity to become a group with global reach and multiple areas of innovative know-how.
iXblue technology is at work everywhere from the ocean depths - 11,000 meters under the sea – to outer space - some 1.5 million kilometers above the Earth.
blueSeis, a revolution in the history of geosciences
Through its blueSeis product line, iXblue offers to the seismology market, unique and reliable solutions that are pushing back the boundaries and opening up a broad field of possibilities. With blueSeis, iXblue now gives to geosciences the possibility to explore rotational ground motions.
blueSeis in the field: applications and missions
The blueSeis’ team conducts many evaluation missions, over the world in collaboration with partners, to demonstrate the blueSeis’s measurement capabilities on seismology and volcanology, ground tomography, infrastructure monitoring and so on.
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Past events publications
we have gathered the various papers that we believe will provide a more detailed information about the iXblue technology, and about the tremendous application of the blueSeis3A rotational seismometer