Birth of blueSeis: a true human adventure

The very beginning of this great scientific adventure happened at a conference in Paris for the centennial of Sagnac experiment in 2013. There, Dr. Hervé Lefèvre, iXblue CSO and one of the founding fathers of the Fiber-Optic Gyroscope (FOG) technology, met Pr. Ulrich Schreiber, the inventor of giant Ring-Laser Gyroscope (RLG) technology.

Comparing drawbacks and advantages of the two technologies, it quickly became obvious for iXblue to get involved in geosciences with its FOG.

To make it happen, iXblue engaged in ROMY, an ERC funded project led by LMU Munich that promotes rotational seismology throughout the world. Pr. Heiner Igel's and Dr. Joachim Wassermann's support has been crucial for specifications and qualifications of the blueSeis systems.

blueSeis’ committed teams, composed of senior experts in seismic sensors and FOG technology, are there to offer their clients tailored and complete solutions that best answer their needs and fit their requirements. Caring about their peace of mind, blueSeis’ highly trained support teams offer 24/7 assistance, helping them meet their day-to-day objectives.


A unique world-class technology expertise

One of the key strengths of blueSeis products lies in their core technology. Found at the heart of blueSeis systems, the iXblue’s Fiber-Optic Gyroscope (FOG) is the ultimate precision rotation sensor that uses the path of photons through an optical fiber as its sensing element. By using light (massless particles) for the measurement, the FOG is entirely insensitive to linear accelerations and no cross coupling can happen.

The FOG is the result of more than 30 years of research and development and is today considered throughout the industry to be the best gyroscope in the world: its performance is deemed genuinely unlimited.