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DEEP OCEAN ROCK SAMPLING SYSTEM FOR UNDERWATER VEHICLES BASED ON ABRASIVE…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
7505
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
7505
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Flow Research Inc
21414 - 68th Avenue South Kent, WA 98032
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: DEEP OCEAN ROCK SAMPLING SYSTEM FOR UNDERWATER VEHICLES BASED ON ABRASIVE WATERJET CUTTING
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,000.00
 

Abstract:

THERE EXISTS CONSIDERABLE SCIENTIFIC AND COMMERCIAL INTERESTIN THE GEOLOGY OF THE OCEAN FLOOR. THE U.S. NAVY'S DEEP SUBMERGENCE VEHICLE (DSV) SEA CLIFF IS A MANNED SUBMERSIBLE CAPABLE OF DIVING TO 20,000 FEET. A PORTION OF ITS ANNUAL SERVICE IS USED BY THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY FOR GEOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS. A DRAWBACK OF THE SEA CLIFF IS THAT IT HAS NO MEANS OF TAKING SAMPLES FROM COMPETENT ROCK SUCH AS AT SUBMERGED CLIFFS. THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROPOSED WORK IS TODEVELOP A ROCK SAMPLING TOOL FOR SUBMERSIBLES, BASED ON THE ABRASIVE-WATERJET CUTTING TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPED BY FLOW. THETOOL CUTS BY ABRASIVE PARTICLES ACCELERATED WITH AN ULTRAHIGH-PRESSURE WATERJET. IT CAN CUT THROUGH ANY MATERIAL INCLUDING ROCK, STEEL, NONFERROUS METALS AND ADVANCED COMPOSITES. WHILE THIS TOOL IS INITIALLY TARGETED FOR THE SEA CLIFF, THE SYSTEM WILL BE ADAPTABLE TO OTHER UNDERWATER VEHICLES AS WELL. ONCE DEVELOPED, THE BASIC CUTTING SYSTEM CAN BE USED FOR OTHER UNDERWATER CUTTING APPLICATIONS INCLUDING SALVAGE AND RESCUE.

Principal Investigator:

Dr g s knoke
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Flow Research Company
21414 68th Avenue South Kent, WA 98032

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