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CHARACTERIZING SEISMIC EVENTS USING ARTIFICIAL NEURAL SYSTEMS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
9683
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
9683
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ENSCO Inc
5400 Port Royal Rd Springfield, VA 22151
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: CHARACTERIZING SEISMIC EVENTS USING ARTIFICIAL NEURAL SYSTEMS
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,990.00
 

Abstract:

THIS STUDY WILL INVESTIGATE THE FEASIBILITY OF APPLYING NEURAL NETWORK METHODS FOR THE EXTRACTION OF SEISMIC WAVEFORM CHARACTERISTICS AND THE IDENTIFICATION OF SEISMIC EVENTS. THE SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES IN THIS INITIAL STUDY WILL BE TO DEVELOP A NEURAL NETWORK WHICH WILL RECOGNIZE THE SEISMIC SIGNAL CHARACTERISTICS OF DELAYED BLASTING (RIPPLE FIRING) IN ECONOMIC EXPLOSIONS AND CHARACTERIZED THE RIPPLE-FIRE PATTERNS, IN TERMS OF NUMBER OF EXPLOSIONS, RELATIVE DELAY TIME, AND RELATIVE YIELDS, FROM THE SPECTRA AND CEPSTRA OF THE SIGNALS. A CONSTRAINED NEURAL NETWORK ARCHITECTURE WITH HIDDEN UNITS WILL BE USED. THE INPUT NODES WILL BE THE RIPPLE FIRED BLAST. TRAINING WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED BY PRESENTING AS INPUT TO THE NEURAL NETWORK CEPSTRAL FEATURES FOR SEISMIC SIGNALS FROM BLASTS WITH KNOWN RIPPLE FIRE CHARACTERISTICS AND CONSTRAINING THE OUTPUT TO BE THE RIPPLE FIRE PARAMETERS. THE WIDROW BACKPROPAGATION METHOD WILL BE USED TO SET THE WEIGHTS ON THE INTERCONNECTED HIDDEN NODES IN THE TRAINING PROCESS. AFTER TRAINING, THE NEURAL NETWORK WILL PRODUCE THE DESIRED RIPPLE FIRE PATTERN WHEN PRESENTED THE SAME CEPSTRAL FEATURES. INITIAL TESTING OF THIS ALGORITHM WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED WITH SYNTHETIC SIGNAL FEATURES FOR ASSUMED REALISTIC RIPPLE FIRING CONFIGURATIONS.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Douglas R Baumgardt
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Ensco Inc
5400 Port Royal Rd Springfield, VA 22151

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