Marine Vibrator

The SAE Marine Vibrator is a towable marine source that generates seismic energy equivalent to airguns, at significantly reduced sound pressure levels, and at frequencies below the hearing range of most marine species.

The Marine Vibrator subarray consists of two Triton vibrators and one lower frequency Subtone, each with different response characteristics and resonant frequencies. Advanced controller systems can enable precise acoustic output, while providing real-time feedback to ensure high levels of acoustic quality control. Marine Vibrator is designed for water depths as shallow as one-meter, delivering performance and reliability in challenging transition-zones, lakes and shallow-water OBN surveys.


  • Bandwidth control enables overall lower signal level output.
  • Multiple-second sweep duration markedly reduces instantaneous sound pressure levels.
  • Meets updated NOAA guidelines for TTS and PTS.