Gravity Gradiometry

Gravity Gradiometry

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.

Hydrocarbon and Mineral Exploration

Tunnel Detection

Navigation and Collision Avoidance

Geothermal Exploration

Precision Accelerometers

Accelerometers are devices that measure acceleration and are used in a host of applications such as those that require navigation, positioning, attitude referencing, density measurements or vibration sensing.

For more than eight decades, Lockheed Martin has been a world leader providing precision accelerometers to government and commercial customers capable of performing in extremely harsh environments for a wide range of missions.

ICBM Fuzing

Space Shuttle Missions

Space Probes


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