tTEM

tTEM is a groundbased method for transient electromagnetic data acquisition and is the HGG group's most recent development in TEM systems. The aim of the tTEM development has been to design a system covering the depth range from 0 – 30 m in full 3D. This important part of the subsurface is not covered  by any other cost efficient geophysical method. In reality the system “sees” deeper to more than 70 m with a distance between soundings of 3 – 4 m. Typical distances between lines is 10 – 20 m resulting in a full 3D resulting of the subsurface.

The system is quick to deploy and easily managed by a field crew of two persons. It consists of an ATV towing the transmitter and receiver coils. To make it robust on even harsh farm fields the coils are mounted on sledges with runners.

The tTEM system is seemly integrated with the Aarhus Workbench software package for data processing, inversion and reporting.  

Download the tTEM White paper here


Key Specifications

  • Dual moment towed TEM-system
  • Offset configuration, offset: 9.5 m
  • Depth of investigation: 50 - 70 m
  • Drive speed: 4-5 m/s (15-20 km/h)  
  • Daily production rate on farm fields: 40-80 hectares
  • Peak current: 30 Amp (high moment)
  • Transmitter moment:  19, 240 Amp/m2 (low, high moment)  
  • Transmitter period time: 0.6 ms, 1.4 ms (low, high moment)
  • Turn off time: 2.5 microseconds (low moment)