Field Work

The seismic array stations operating under Belbaşı NTMC in Ankara and Kırıkkale are visited at least once a month by the Belbasi personnel. Within the scope of these visits, the staff performs the controls of all seismic equipment, power units, antennas, and connection points at each site.

Apart from the regular preventive maintenance actions, the staff visit the stations in case of any sudden equipment failure and/or depending on the demands of CTBTO and Air Force Technical Applications Center (AFTAC). The staff can work on weekends and/or public holidays to resolve any severe malfunction that may occur at the seismic stations.

In addition, the center staff carry out renovation and/or improvement works in Belbaşı array stations in partnership with AFTAC. The nature of these studies is determined by the Joint Scientific Commission meetings held with AFTAC every year.