Geotech Instruments, LLC

Broadband Seismometer

Model KS-2000M Rev. 2 and KS-2000BH

 



 
  • 2*1000 V/(m/sec) sensitivity (other sensitivities on special order)
  • Three-component
  • 120 s to 50 Hz (up to 100 Hz possible)

    The Geotech Model KS-2000M is a new broadband seismometer based on the time proven Model KS-54000. Its small dimensions make it ideal for portable applications. However, both a surface package and a borehole package are be available. A short-period version KS-2000SP is also available. Its manual can be downloaded by pressing
    here (2.8MB). The seismometer performs mass centering on remote command. The unmotorized version was discontinued.

Recordings with KS-2000 from Waco and Dallas seismic stations in Texas

IMPORTANT NOTICE: ALL KS-2000, KS-2000M, KS-2000BH, AND KS-2000EDU SEISMOMETERS SHIPPED BEFORE JULY 15, 2008 HAVE THE FACTORY SHIPPED SENSITIVITY VALUES FOR THE VELOCITY OUTPUT 5% (for vertical) and 11% (for horizontal) LOWER THAN THE ACTUAL VALUE, WHILE FOR THE ACCELERATION OUTPUT 7% (for vertical) and 12% (for horizontal) LOWER THAN THE ACTUAL VALUE.

ALSO, THE CONSTANTS IN SECTIONS 6.3.3 AND 6.3.4 OF THE MANUAL ARE 5% (for vertical) and 11% (for horizontal) TOO SMALL AND THE CONSTANTS IN SECTIONS 6.3.2 AND 6.3.5 ARE 7% (for vertical) and 12% (for horizontal) TOO SMALL. THE MANUAL WILL BE CORRECTED ACCORDINGLY.

 

 

The CI-2000 Control Interface helps monitoring the mass centering operation. Its manual can be downloaded by pressing here (0.3MB).

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

OPERATING CHARACTERISTICS 

Configuration
Output
Sensitivity
Temperature Range
Frequency response
Calibration Input Resistive Mode
Calibration Input Capacitive Mode
Calibration Type
Calibration Level
Dynamic range
Noise
Mass centering
Mass lock/unlock
Spurious resonance
Power

  - Three-component
- Differential, 40 V peak-to-peak, optional 20 V peak-to-peak
- 2*1000 V/(m/sec), other values possible
- -30 to +65 C (-22 to +149 F)
- Flat to velocity from 120 s to 50 Hz (100,60,40,30,20,5,2,1 sec; 100Hz)
- Equivalent to flat ground acceleration
- Equivalent to flat ground velocity
- Voltage - sine wave, pulse, etc
- 20 V peak-to-peak
- 143 dB
- Below the Low Noise Model
- Manual and remote (M version only)
- No locking mechanism necessary by design
- Well above 100 Hz
- 12 V dc (9 to 36 V), <0.9W


PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS 

Dimensions (surface version)
Height
Diameter
Net Weight
Submerged Operating

 
- 28.5 cm (11.2 in.) with handle
- 19.0 cm (7.5 in.) 
- 11.3 kg (25 lbs.) 
- NEMA 6 or IP67

   

Dimensions (borehole version)
Height
Diameter
Net Weight
Submerged Operating

 
- 143 cm (56 in.)
- 8.9 cm (3.5 in.) 
- 19 kg (42 lbs.)
- Up to 400 m