Surface sources

Elvis III S8/P8 | Surface Vibrator Source

The Vibrator Source ElViS III is used to generate P- or S-wave sweep signals. The source consists of a moving mass driven by a cascaded linear motor. The source is fully cased. An adjustable pneumatic suspension ensures a maximum release of seismic energy under different surface conditions. The source is most suitable for reflection seismic surveys on paved roads and for urban areas.



Geosym GmbH

Generated wave types:


Power supply:

12 or 24 V DC

Drive system:

Cascaded linear motor

Peak force:

Approx. 450 N

Frequency range (P):

20 - 400 Hz

Frequency range (SH):

20 - 320 Hz

Investigation depth (P):

Up to 100 - 150 m (depending on geology)

Investigation depth (SH):

Up to 60 - 100 m (depending on geology)

Source weight:

35 kg

Total weight:

130 kg