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[SGD23-03] Systematic error evaluation of the compact absolute gravimeter TAG-1
Keywords:absolute gravimeter, systematic error, volcano, Kirishima, recoil, photo detector
In July of 2013, we carried out a short-term observation at Kirishima volcano observatory (Miyazaki, Japan) using TAG-1 . The statistical error was 0.8 uGal for one-day observation. Measured absolute gravity, however, showed reduction of 20-25 uGal from preceding observation in March of 2012. The regional crustal deformation inferred from GPS data suggested the reduction probably originated from instrumental error of TAG-1. We consider two error sources: recoil vibration and photo-detector response. The recoil force is generated at the time of releasing a free-fall mass and actuates the floor, resulting in vibration of the reference mirror. Slight phase delay determined by the photo detector causes systematic error in the gravity calculated from the quadrature fringe data .
In this presentation, both errors are evaluated, and performance of TAG-1 including its accuracy after the error correction is discussed.
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