Deep Foundation Mast Overview


Deep Foundation Mast

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SCIGN mount

med-high

$150

1-2 d

1
BR

low

The deep foundation mast, or PBO Alaska cased monument, consists of a 1.25"-diameter threaded stainless steel mast cemented or epoxied into bedrock or cement.  The height may vary; shown here is an ~5" long mast cemented about 20" deep into bedrock.  This style of mast has been  used throughout the EarthScope Rio Grande network in Colorado and New Mexico, and for GGN sites FALK (Faulkland Islands) and ABPO (Madagascar).  --one vertical leg to approximately 40 ft below ground surface   grouted at the bottom to rock    upper 5 ft of casing in hole insulated and not grouted to allow for shallow ground movement    deep bedrock   AB17, AC03 (PBO Alaska Cased Monument. Modified well casing monument to depth of 60 ft in unconsolidated sand and gravel. No grout.) , and AB39.


Site RG23 of the Rio Grande network, Colorado and New Mexico.

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A SCIGN mount is required if using a SCIGN radome.  If not using a SCIGN radome, a mount such as the SECO 2072-series stainless steel antenna mount is a more economical solution.



Article ID: 420
Created On: Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 8:48 PM
Last Updated On: Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 8:48 PM
Authored by: Beth Bartel [bartel@unavco.org]

Online URL: https://kb.unavco.org/kb/article/deep-foundation-mast-overview-420.html