Low frequency seismic noise acquisition and analysis in the Homestake Mine with tunable monolithic horizontal sensors

Fausto Acernese, Rosario De Rosa, Riccardo Desalvo, Gerardo Giordano, Jan Harms, Vuk Mandic, Angelo Sajeva, Thomas Trancynger, Fabrizio Barone

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Abstract

In this paper we describe the scientific data recorded along one month of data taking of two mechanical monolithic horizontal sensor prototypes located in a blind-ended (side) tunnel 2000 ft deep in the Homestake (South Dakota, USA) mine chosen to host the Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory (DUSEL). The two mechanical monolithic sensors, developed at the University of Salerno, are placed, in thermally insulating enclosures, onto concrete slabs connected to the bedrock, and behind a sound-proofing wall. The main goal of this experiment is to characterize the Homestake site in the frequency band 10-4 - 30Hz and to estimate the level of Newtonian noise in a deep underegropund laboratory. The horizontal semidiurnal Earth tide and the Peterson's New Low Noise Model have been measured.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2010
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
EventSensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2010 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 8 2010Mar 11 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7647
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherSensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2010
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period3/8/103/11/10

Keywords

  • Folded pendulum
  • Monolithic sensor
  • Seismic noise
  • Seismometer

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