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Impact penetrometer for Characterizing Soil Properties

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
92587
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N091-085-0602
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Honeybee Robotics
460 West 34th Street New York, NY -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Impact penetrometer for Characterizing Soil Properties
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-09-M-0227
Award Amount: $69,960.00
 

Abstract:

The primary objective of the proposed effort is to design an impact penetrometer system and analysis method, capable of being deployed remotely by air to a known location at controlled impact velocity, to determine near surface soil geotechnical properties in soft muddy substrates, submerged regions, and soils extending from the waterline to the exits off the beach. From these measurements we intend to infer soil cohesion, internal friction, bearing capacity and qualitative soil density (dense, medium, and loose) to depth on the order of 0.15 m (6 in) to 1 m (40 in). Generally, this depth horizon is the upper 0.15 m (6 in) determines the ability of a soil to support a vehicle's load for a limited number of passes and soil properties to about 0.4 m (12 in) need to be know to characterize soil response to multiple vehicle passes (of up to 50 vehicle passes) over the soil (Wong, 2001). In particular, 2-3 different penetrometer systems will be designed and then downselected to one based on complexity (number of sensors) and cost.

Principal Investigator:

Kris Zacny
Director, Drilling and Ex
6464597836
zacny@honeybeerobotics.com

Business Contact:

Chris Chapman
Director, Drilling and Ex
2129660661
chapman@honeybeerobotics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

HONEYBEE ROBOTICS
460 West 34th Street New York, NY 10001

EIN/Tax ID: 880193033
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No