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CONTINUOUS EXPLOSIVE TUNNELING SYSTEM

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
2188
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2188
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Machine Design Engineers,
714 S. Homer Street Seattle, WA 98108
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: CONTINUOUS EXPLOSIVE TUNNELING SYSTEM
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $494,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE NEED EXISTS FOR AN ADVANCEMENT IN EXPLOSIVE EXCAVATION METHODS TO IMPROVE THE EXISTING CYCLIC PROCESS. PHASE I OF THIS PROJECT WILL PROVE FEASIBILITY OF AN INNOVATIVE EXPLOSIVES EXCAVATION SYSTEM WHICH WILL COMBINE THE AUTOMATION OF TUNNEL BORING MACHINES WITH THE LOW ENERGY AND FLEXIBILITY OF EXPLOSIVES. THE SYSTEM WILL INCLUDE A CONTINUOUS, CONCURRENT CYCLE OF DRILLING LOADING, BLASTING AND MUCK REMOVAL. THE PHASE I WORK INCLUDES AN INNOVATIVE SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM OF EXPLOSIVE DETONATION IN AUTOMATED SYSTEMS. THE CROSSSECTION AND DIRECTION OF THE TUNNEL OR SHAFT WILL BE VARIABLE. THE SYSTEM WILL BE ESPECIALLY SUITED TO THE LOW MECHANICAL POWER NEEDS OF A DEEP BASE. THE PHASE I WORK WILL INCLUDE ANALYTIC AND DESIGN RESEARCH AND A FIELD DEMONSTRATION OF THE EXPLOSIVE TECHNIQUE.

Principal Investigator:

Dennis Martin
2062515990

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Machine Design Engineers Inc.
19226 66th Ave So - Ste L-109 Kent, WA 98032

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