TO: John Lahr, Geophysicist & Thomas Boyd, Associate Professor
FROM: Team Lead Heads
DATE: December 2, 2002
SUBJECT: Report on Diamagnetic Suspension Seismometers
We have attached the report entitled Diamagnetic Suspension Seismometer by team Lead
Heads, which you have requested.
The report provides information on our design of the diamagnetic suspension
seismometer. It provides information on how our seismometer works, why it is an ideal
solution to this project, and our subsystems, which include:
|Materials and Cost|
|Graphite and Magnets|
|LED and Photo resistor|
|Research and Technological Information|
The main focus of the paper however, is on the final solution, specifications, and
analysis of our design. We have produced a diamagnetic suspension seismometer
levitating a rod of graphite above two rows of magnets. With the aid of a LED and photo
resistor we are able to accomplish the proposed task. The seismometer can detect an
earthquake of amplitude six or greater at any distance with a twenty second period and
costs less than $150.00.
We hope our design fully meets and exceeds your expectations, and that it can be
implemented easily. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Heather Fenstemaker
by phone at 303-289-2376 or via e-mail at Socialwings1316@aol.com. Thank you once
again for the opportunity to work on this project.
Meredith Lamb 1/2/2002