"Scientific Drilling" Laboratories

Electronic Laboratory

The development of geophysical exploration systems with high resolution for underground applications and mobile operation on the surface implicate many interesting problems to be solved with electronic. That is design and programming of radio-controlled data acquisition systems as well as control systems for seismic impulse and vibrator sources. Another challenging task is planning, installation and initial operation of electrode arrays in boreholes.  For testing and optimization of the developed systems measurement campaigns have to be accomplished. One skilled worker and one apprentice implement the ideas of four electrical and electronic engineers.

KTB Deep Crustal Lab

Within the framework of the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP) the KTB testsite is operated in Bavaria, southern Germany. The KTB site is the place for in-situ high temperature/ pressure testing of logging and downhole monitoring equipment and even for longterm observation methods provided with two deep boreholes including a complete downhole logging infrastructure, workshops and offices.

Underground Laboratory Freiberg


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Dr. Rüdiger Giese
Centre for Scientific Drilling

Building A 69, room 322
14473 Potsdam
tel. +49 331 288-1575