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US Seismic Systems provides industry-leading fiber optic sensing solutions to both conventional and unconventional energy markets in the oil and gas sector. From management to design engineers, technicians, and consultants, USSI has the largest concentration of fiber optic sensor expertise of any company worldwide.

USSI utilizes proprietary fiber optic technology to support the new oil and gas recovery techniques required to meet the world's increasing demand. Focused on two emerging seismic applications: microseismic/hydrofrackk monitoring and 4D seismic/reservoir monitoring, USSI's all optical sensors represent a radical departure from today's electronic-based sensing systems.

The new fiber optic sensing systems will enable users to improve efficiency, increase output, and enhance safety at a lower cost than today's electronic sensor technology. With four patents issued and ten patents pending, the USSI system is designed to replace the existing 50 year-old technology. Most importantly, the technology offers a cost-effective, viable alternative to monitoring and enhanced oil recovery in the oil and gas sector.

Benefits of the USSI Fiber Optic System:
» Powered only by light
» No copper wire, electronics, or electricity at the sensor
» Inherently safe, no sparks or heat generated
» Sensor data can be transmitted for miles without degradation
» Fastest, best possible performance, at the lowest cost

Jim Andersen, USSI CEO started and led Litton's (now Northrop Grumman) fiber optic strategic business unit that was responsible for landing the largest fiber optic sensor production contract to date with the LWWAA System, now used on all of the US Navy's newest class of Nuclear-Powered attack submarines. Since leaving Northrop Grumman, he has commercialized and upgraded the technology at USSI for improved reliability at the lowest cost.

USSI recently added licensed revolutionary fiber optic sensor technology from Northrop Grumman which solidifies USSI's position as the technology leader in the industry.

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Revolutionary Technology:
» The first PC-based optical interrogator technology in the industry (3 issued patents, 1 pending)
» Software-based technology allows for enhanced performance as computers improve
» Over $30 million spent to develop the progressive technology
» Inventors of the technology are now employed with USSI

USSI is a Delaware corporation headquartered in Chatsworth, California. The only fiber optic sensor company dedicated to "user-friendly systems development," USSI delivers reliable, cost-effective solutions that are easy to use, requiring no special knowledge to operate: "just turn it on and it starts working."

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