GEM Systems, Inc.
GEM has a long and illustrious history, having begun as Geophysical Electromagnetic Systems, a consulting firm. GEM Systems was founded in 1980 and is now recognized in the industry as GEM Systems. During this time, preliminary study into the feasibility and design of a Continuous Reading High Sensitivity Overhauser and, later, a Potassium Magnetometer was conducted. As the company's reputation as a trusted supplier of entire field measurement instruments evolved, they expanded into new markets such as GROUND, UAV, AIRBORNE, and OBSERVATORY.
In the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, Dr. Hrvoic worked as Senior Research Engineer with Scintrex Ltd. During this time, initial research was conducted into the feasibility and design of a Continuous Reading High Sensitivity Airborne Overhauser Magnetometer.
This work was completed in 1983 through a research grant and led to the first of an innovative series of magnetometer/gradiometer technologies featuring three main physical principles – Proton quantum magnetometer, Overhauser quantum magnetometer, and the optically pumped Potassium quantum magnetometer.
A History of Innovation GEM celebrated 35 years leading the world of Magnetics in 2015
Commercial success of the GSM-8 Proton Precession magnetometer led to early expansion and creation of the GSM-9 Overhauser, the first pulsed Overhauser magnetometer and the GSM-19 Overhauser memory magnetometer – a joint research effort with Lamontagne Geophysics. GSM-10 and 18 magnetometers were also developed and were received well in the resource exploration market.
The company also developed solutions for other fields, such as UXO, volcanology, earthquake prediction, and engineering and environmental disciplines.
Following expansion in 1987, the company launched the GSM-19. This memory magnetometer combines Overhauser technology with proprietary free-radical solutions and firmware that is also able to accept other geophysical methods such as VLF and multiple gradiometer channels. GEM’s team of engineers have now re-packaged the system and enhanced cycle times while establishing industry benchmarks for low weight, low power consumption and high sensitivity.
In parallel, GEM has initiated a number of research programs designed to provide even more powerful systems for a growing stable of clients around the world. One of these was the implementation of the Potassium magnetometer. Contact us for more information.