Airborne Gravity Gradiometry (AGG) FALCON

The FALCON® Airborne Gravity Gradiometry (AGG) family of technologies has been jointly developed by Xcalibur Multiphysics, BHP, and Lockheed Martin over the last 20 years. This has led to the only AGG instrument that is specifically designed to deal with the rigors of high-resolution data collection in a dynamic airborne environment. Continuing this history of innovation, the Falcon family now offers four options to choose from for your exploration needs:


The original Airborne Gravity Gradiometer. Designed to provide the highest quality airborne gravity data, and living up to that promise with over 3 million line kms of data acquired.


The world’s best airborne gravity gradiometer just got better. Multiple improvements enable FALCON Plus to double the signal-to-noise ratio of the original FALCON system. In addition, it provides 30 times better spatial resolution (100m vs. 3,000m) and up to 10 times higher accuracy (0.1 mGal vs. 1.0 mGal) than conventional airborne gravity.

Full Spectrum FALCON

The Full Spectrum FALCON technology collects the broadest bandwidth, highest resolution, and lowest noise airborne gravity data in the industry due to the simultaneous acquisition of both FALCON airborne gravity gradient data and sGrav airborne gravity data. These data streams are then integrated to obtain high-accuracy gravity data from wavelengths of 10’s of meters to 100’s of km, significantly improving imaging at depth and increasing spatial resolution for near-surface geology.


HeliFALCON® represents the finest gravity data that can be collected in the air and is the only airborne gravity gradiometer (AGG) system deployable in a helicopter. HeliFALCON flies lower and slower, providing ultra high-resolution data for detailed target mapping, or for exploration in rugged terrain.

Accessing large areas of land quickly, safely, and efficiently our FALCON systems allow you to make exploration decisions with confidence. With six systems positioned globally, one of the FALCON family is waiting nearby.

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