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Brett Bennett

Research Assistant, Exploration Services Section, Kansas Geological Survey


Address Information

Kansas Geological Survey
1930 Constant Avenue
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66047-3724
Phone: 785-864-2117
FAX: 785-864-5317
e-mail:bb@kgs.ku.edu
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Education

  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, 1982.

Professional Experience

  • Research Assistant, Kansas Geological Survey, University of Kansas, Lawrence, 1982-present.
  • Design software system to combine custom G.I.S. with G.P.S. to assist in Kansas water level measurements acquisition.
  • Design software and hardware for the processing and acquisition of seismic reflection data.
  • Write specifications for computing and data acquisition equipment.
  • Maintenance of high-resolution seismic exploration equipment, including 12, 24, and 48, and 96-channel seismographs, vibrator sources, and time break systems.
  • Installation, operation, and maintenance of Earthquake Networks in southeastern Kansas, southeastern Nebraska, and western Nebraska.
  • Repair and maintenance of lab recording and computing equipment.
  • Principal author of WinSeis, a Windows-based seismic data processing system for microcomputers.
  • President/Owner, B&D Electronics, a for-profit electronics company, manufacturing and selling products for personal microcomputers and providing engineering consulting, 1980-1994.
  • Co-author of Eavesdropper, a seismic data processing system for microcomputers.
  • Co-inventor of seismic surface-wave suppression receiver.
  • Research Assistant at Center for Research, Inc., University of Kansas, 1980-1982.
  • Software designer and computer repair technician.

Selected Professional Activities

  • Eta Kappa Nu honorary electrical engineering fraternity.

Present Scientific Interests

  • Design and implementation of high-resolution seismic data collection equipment using current state-of-the-art computer technology, and development of software to process collected data.

Present Scientific Interests

  • Miller, R.D., B.C. Bennett, C.B. Park, and J. Xia, 1996, User's Manual, WinSeis seismic processing software: Kansas Geological Survey, 144 pp.
  • Miller, R.D., J.M. Anderson, D.R. Laflen, B.C. Bennett, and C.B. Park, 1995, High resolution seismic reflection survey at Mud Mountain Dam near Enumclaw, Washington: Kansas Geological Survey Open-file Report 95-8.
  • Keiswetter, D., and Bennett, B., 1994, A Windows application for generating input models for numerical modeling: Kansas Geological Survey Open-file Report 94-99.
  • Bennett, B.C., 1992, A computer programming method for handling different data types: Kansas Geological Survey Open-file Report 92-40.
  • Miller, R.D., D.W. Steeples, T.V. Weis, B.C. Bennett, J.M. Anderson, J.D. Keithline, D.H. Goddard, P.M. Acker, and D.A. Keiswetter, 1992, P-Wave Seismic acquisition and processing test near the proposed Cup-McCook Reservoir, Cook County, Illinois: Kansas Geological Survey Open-file Report 92-18.
  • Healey, J., J. Anderson, R.D. Miller, D. Keiswetter, D.W. Steeples, and B. Bennett, 1991, Improved shallow seismic-reflection source: building a better Buffalo [Exp.Abs.]: Soc.Explor. Geophys. v. 1, p. 588-591.
  • Bennett. B.C., 1991, A program to convert VPLOT images to Windows-3 Bit-Map images (PLT2BMP.BAS): Kansas Geological Survey Computer Program Series 91-5.
  • Bennett, B.C., 1991, An Eavesdropper CDP data set manipulator. A program for reducing the CDP range in an Eavesdropper CDP data set (CDPDIVID.C): Kansas Geological Survey Computer Program Series 91-1.
  • Bennett, B.C., 1991, Eavesdropper seismic data format conversion, A program for conversion of integer data to floating point (KGS2FPT.C): Kansas Geological Survey Computer Program Series 91-4.
  • Bennett, B.C., 1991, Eavesdropper seismic data format conversion, A program for conversion of KGS data to GrITS Seg-y (KGS2GRIT.C): Kansas Geological Survey Computer Program Series 91-3.
  • Bennett, B.C., 1990, Converting SEG-2 seismic data to Eavesdropper format (SEG22KGS.C): Kansas Geological Survey Computer Program Series 90-6.
  • Bennett, B.C., 1990, Converting SEG-2 seismic data to Eavesdropper format (DG2KGS.C): Kansas Geological Survey Computer Program Series 90-7.
  • Bennett, B.C., 1990, A computer program to convert SEG-2 data to SEG-Y: Computer Program Series 90-2, Geophysics, v. 55, no. 9, p. 1272-1284.
  • Bennett, B.C., 1990, Static time-shifting of CDP gathered data: Kansas Geological Survey Open-file Report 90-1.
  • Miller, R.D., D.W. Steeples, R.G. Grantham, M. Ali, D.A. Keiswetter, J.M. Anderson, J. Healey, B.C., Bennett, and F.V. Wirnkar, 1990, Preliminary seismic tests to detect the presence of air in a semi-confined aquifer; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Las Vegas, Nevada: Kansas Geological Survey Open-file Report 90-16.
  • Steeples, D.W., B.C. Bennett, C. Park, R.D. Miller, and R.W. Knapp, 1990, Microearthquakes in Kansas and Nebraska, 1977-89: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C.: Kansas Geological Survey Open-file Report 90-10.
  • Steeples, D.W., B.C. Bennett, C. Park, R.D. Miller, and R.W. Knapp, 1990, Microearthquakes in Kansas and Nebraska 1977-1989: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C., Final Report NUREG/CR-5629-RA, NRC FIN D2007, Contract no. NRC-04-87-084.
  • Somanas, C.D., B.C. Bennett, and Y.J. Chung, 1988, KGS Microcomputer-based seismic processing system (Eavesdropper), version 1.1 and version 2.0: Kansas Geological Survey Open-file Report 88-4.
  • Steeples, D.W., G.M. Hildebrand, B.C. Bennett, R.D. Miller, Y. Chung, and R.W. Knapp, 1988, Kansas-Nebraska seismicity studies using the Kansas-Nebraska microearthquake network: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C., Final Report NUREG/CR-5045-RA, NRC FIN B8272, Contract no. NRC-04-82-006-02.
  • Hildebrand, G.M., D.W. Steeples, R.W. Knapp, R.D. Miller, and B.C. Bennett, 1988, Microearthquakes in Kansas and Nebraska 1977-87: Seismological Research Letters, v. 59. no. 4, p. 159-163.
  • Steeples, D.W., G.M. Hildebrand, B.C. Bennett, R.D. Miller, Y. Chung, and R.W. Knapp, 1987, Kansas-Nebraska seismicity studies using the Kansas-Nebreaska microearthquake network: Kansas Geological Survey Open-file Report 87-35.
  • Somanas, D., B. Bennett, B., and Y. Chung, 1987, In-field seismic CDP processing with a microcomputer: The Leading Edge, p. 24-26, 48, July.
  • Bennett, B.C., and Y. Chung, 1986, The Eavesdropper: an enhanced seismic-data acquisition system: The Leading Edge, p. 24-26, July.
  • Steeples, D.W., R.W. Knapp, G. Rothe, F.W. Wilson, B. Bennett, R. Miller, G. Neely, D. Evans, A. Sheehan, and J. Price, 1983, Microearthquake recording in Kansas, 1978-1982; Final report to Kansas City Dist. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: Kansas Geological Survey, Open-file Report 83-36.
Conferences/Workshops Attended
  • Society for Exploration Geophysics Annual Conference, November 10-14, 1996.
  • Society for Exploration Geophysics Annual Conference, September 25-30, 1993.
  • Society for Exploration Geophysics Annual Conference, October 25-29, 1992.
  • Computing in the 90's, sponsored by Zenith Data Systems, March, 1991.
  • Workshop on Sexual Harrasment, sponsored by the University of Kansas, December, 1990.
  • Workshop on maintenance and repair of Zenith brand personal microcomputers sponsored by the University of Kansas, August 17, 1983.
Abstracts
  • Somanas, D., B. Bennett, and Y. Chung, 1987, In-field seismic data processing; in Proceedings of Geotech. 1987 conference (Extended Abstract).
  • Somanas, C.D., Y.J. Chung, and B.C. Bennett, 1987, In-field seismic data processing: Computer Oriented Geological Society Computer Contributions, p. 64.

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