General Dynamics Applied Physical Sciences Corporation (APS) has developed, patented, and fabricated marine vibrator technology to meet the specifications established by the Marine Vibrator Joint Industry Project. The APS Marine Vibrator Integrated Projector Node recently completed in-water shakedown testing and results are presented. Additionally, an overview of the marine vibrator technology is discussed, including the transducer operating principles, performance capabilities, specifications, and requirements. Stationary deep water performance characterization of the APS Marine Vibrator conducted in January 2018 will also be presented.


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