Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):

D. Kohl, D. Mick, T. Riel, R. Saathof, G. Schitter:
"Extending the Range of Geophones by Negative Impedance Converter";
Talk: 7th IFAC Symposium on Mechatronic Systems & 15th Mechatronics Forum International Conference, Loughborough (Vereinigte Königreich); 09-05-2016 - 09-08-2016; in: "Proceedings of the 7th IFAC Symposium on Mechatronic Systems", IFAC-PapersOnLine/Elsevier, 49/21 (2016), ISSN: 2405-8963; 541 - 546.

English abstract:
This paper shows a method to increase the vibrational amplitude range of commercial geophones.
One major limitation of geophones is the maximum stroke of the seismic mass at its resonance
frequency, which also limits the vibrational amplitude range. Reduction of the stroke is achieved
by electrical damping. Via an applied shunt resistor a back electromotive force is introduced,
which acts as damping. The maximum electrical damping is limited by the value of the passive
resistor. This paper proposes the negative resistance of a negative impedance converter, allowing
to overcome this limitation and further increasing the effective damping. It is theoretically
derived and experimentally demonstrated that the increased damping reduces the required
stroke of the geophones seismic mass. This allows to measure higher vibrational amplitudes
or choosing a smaller geophone for the same vibrational amplitude.

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