EGU22-4718, updated on 28 Mar 2022
EGU General Assembly 2022
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First results from the AQG-B07 absolute quantum gravimeter

Przemyslaw Dykowski1, Maxime Arnal2, Vincent Menoret2, Marcin Sękowski1, Kamila Karkowska1, Monika Wilde-Piórko1, and Jan Kryński1
Przemyslaw Dykowski et al.
  • 1Institute of Geodesy and Cartography, Geodesy and Geodynamics, Warsaw, Poland (
  • 2iXblue, Quantum Sensors, Talence, France

In October of 2021 the AQG-B07 absolute quantum gravimeter has been installed at the Borowa Góra Geodetic Geophysical Observatory. Since its installation the instrument is under ongoing evaluation performance and testing at Borowa Góra as well as in other locations in Poland.

Within the first months of the AQG-B07 operation periodic continuous measurements were conducted at Borowa Góra as well as multiple gravity determinations on gravity stations at the gravimetric laboratory. Gravity values obtained with the AQG-B07 were compared with those from the A10-020 absolute gravimeter using the record of the iGrav-027 superconducting gravimeter to evaluate the offset between those absolute instruments. Continuous gravity records allowed to evaluate the short term stability of the AQG-B07 against the expected behaviour of the instrument. By the end of 2021 a 12 day record have been collected with a broadband seismometer recording side by side which allowed to evaluate the noise characteristic of residual gravity values collected with the AQG-B07 gravimeter.

In January of 2022 the gravimeter was operating in Warsaw in the premises of the Institute of Geodesy and Cartography located in an urban area. Gravity measurements conducted in more active micro seismic environment allowed to gain a better perspective on the performance of the AQG-B07. Absolute gravity determinations were simultaneously done with the A10-020 gravimeter at the same location.

Evaluations of noise as well as analysis against the seismometer, in particular to test the ability of the AQG-B07 to record earthquakes for determination of the seismic structure of the Earth's mantle from the analysis of surface waveforms, were performed in the framework of the research project No. 2017/27/B/ST10/01600 financed from the funds of the Polish National Science Centre.

How to cite: Dykowski, P., Arnal, M., Menoret, V., Sękowski, M., Karkowska, K., Wilde-Piórko, M., and Kryński, J.: First results from the AQG-B07 absolute quantum gravimeter, EGU General Assembly 2022, Vienna, Austria, 23–27 May 2022, EGU22-4718,, 2022.


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