PRODUCT FINDER

Aerospace & Defense

Information Technology

Space

Emerging Capabilities

Gravity Gradiometry

gravity-systems-460x310

Gravity Gradiometer technology measures minute differences in the earth’s density to yield information on geologic structures underground and undersea.  This information is used for a variety of applications, including natural resource exploration, navigation, and underground detection and can be deployed on marine ships and aircraft. 

For more than three decades, Lockheed Martin has provided the world’s only moving-based gravity gradiometer capabilities.  Gravity gradient data is effectively used to help identify host geologies that are indicative of hydrocarbons or mineral ore bodies.  Integration of gravity and other geophysical tools such as seismic, magnetic and electro-magnetics provides for a robust exploration data set. 

Applications


Mineral and hydrocarbon exploration


Aquifer detection


Geothermal Exploration


Underwater navigation and collision
avoidance


Terrain estimation


Underground tunnel and void detection

gradiometer-200

For more than a decade, the Gravity Systems team has provided the
world’s only moving-base gravity gradiometer capabilities.