Thursday February 29, 2024


The exploration of oceanic resources through seismic methods necessitates precise seafloor geophone positioning. Traditional techniques, however, grapple with issues such as the influence of outliers, suboptimal use of precise observations, and the inefficiency of real-time data processing. These challenges undermine the accuracy and effectiveness of seismic exploration, hindering the ability to precisely locate underwater petroleum and natural gas reserves.

A recently published study in the journal Satellite Navigation introduces a real-time acoustic positioning technique, significantly enhancing the precision of mapping the ocean floor for seismic studies. This cutting-edge strategy surmounts previous barriers in accurately positioning seafloor geophones.

The research introduces a real-time acoustic positioning system that fundamentally transforms the accuracy of seismic exploration on the ocean floor. By integrating advanced techniques such as sequential adjustment and Baarda’s outlier detection, the method refines the process of analyzing acoustic observations. It groups these observations to construct precise intra-group positioning models, subsequently synthesizing these models to enhance overall positioning accuracy.

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