GRAVEX is a revolutionary new airborne gravity sensing system providing high resolution exploration data. As with many good ideas, GRAVEX is a unique combination of experience, new and existing technologies, all partnered with a new method for using them, with the whole concept now protected by patent application.
|Each wing pod and the stinger carry a single miniature, temperature and axis-stabilized gravity sensor (abc), together with one at the aircraft center of gravity (d), acting as a reference. Typical dimensions of the gradient triangle formed is 10 meters per side.||GRAVEX ensures synchronization of the wingtip sensors by a laser measurement system (EFGH) which accurately eliminates wing flap errors (measured to within microns) in the gravity signals from the sensors. The long baseline provides a >200 times more accurate gradient.||
Miniature gravity sensor of the GRAVEX system.
Miniature gravity sensor of the GRAVEX system, shown beside a notebook PC and mouse for scale.