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A SQUID-BASED MAGNETIC GRADIOMETER SYSTEM

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
373
Program Year/Program:
1984 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
373
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
DYNAMICS TECHNOLOGY, INC.
21311 Hawthorne Blvd., Suite 300 Torrance, CA 90503 0561
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1984
Title: A SQUID-BASED MAGNETIC GRADIOMETER SYSTEM
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $483,908.00
 

Abstract:

FEW NEW WILDCAT WELLS ARE IN FRONTIER LOCATIONS; IT IS MOSTLY FRONTIER EXPLORATION THAT WILL PRODUCE THE SIGNIFICANT NEW FINDS IN THE OFFSHORE, UNEXPLORED SEDIMENTARY BASINS. RAPID, LOW-COST, SENSITIVE AIRBORNE EXPLORATION TECHNIQUES ARE REQUIRED TO PINPOINT THE AREAS THAT JUSTIFY SLOWER, HIGH-COST SEISMIC SURVEYS. AIRBORNE MAGNETIC GRADIOMETRY HAS RECENTLY PROVED TO BE A USEFUL TOOL IN GEOPHYSICAL SURVEYS. EXISTING SYSTEMS ARE LONG BASELINE SYSTEMS UTILIZING EITHER PROTON PRECESSION OR ALKALI VAPOR MAGNETOMETERS. DUE TO RELATIVE MOTION BETWEEN THE SENSORS AND A LACK OF SENSITIVITY, THESE MAGNETIC GRADIOMETERS DO NOT REALIZE THE FULL BENEFITS OF A DIFFERENTIAL SYSTEM. WE PROPOSE TO INVESTIGATE THE FEASIBILITY OF DESIGNING A SQUID BASED AIRBORNE GRADIOMETER SYSTEM FOR GEOPHYSICAL EXPLORATION. SIMULATED GEOPHYSICAL EXORATION. SIMULATED GEOPHYSICAL ANOMALIES AND NOISE WILL BE USED TO SET SYSTEM AND NOISE SUPPRESSION REQUIREMENTS. A25-35 DB INCREASE IN SENSITIVITY IS ANTICIPATED OVER EXISTING SYSTEMS. DATA ADAPTIVE NOISE CANCELLING TECHNIQUESALONG WITH NOISE SENSORS WILL BE UTILIZED TO ACHIEVE MAXIMUMSENSITIVITY. BASED UPON A PRELIMINARY DESIGN, THE SYSTEM PERFORMANCE WILL BE ASSESSED.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Kenneth A. Poehls

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Dynamics Technology Inc.
22939 Hawthorne Blvd. Suite 200 Torrance, CA 90505

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No