International: United Nations Infrasound Projects
The signing of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty in September 1996 and the establishment of the International Monitoring System (IMS) has led to a rapid development in the use of infrasound monitoring technology for the detection of nuclear explosions. The IMS includes 60 stations equipped with high-sensitivity equipment, located around the globe, designed to detect infrasonic signals from nuclear explosions. This project focused on providing a total turn-key solution to support station installation, including material procurement, site construction and installation of the equipment in Bermuda.
Aero Solutions Role:
Aero Solutions provided a turn-key solution for the installation of four monitoring sites and a fifth central recording facility located in Bermuda. Two 30 feet self-support towers and two environmentally friendly wood poles were used to support the communication systems antennas and solar panels for the site power. Aero managed the zoning, site design, planning, material fabrication, logistics and installation of all five sites.
Aero has also recently been awarded a new contract with the CTBTO to build an infrasound station in the Azores, Portugal.
Tower Types: Self-support towers and wooden poles
Client: United Nations, Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO)