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Seismic Detection, Miniaturized Seismometers

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
89889
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Silicon Audio, Inc.
3601 S. Congress Ave. C-200 Austin, TX 78704
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Seismic Detection, Miniaturized Seismometers
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-08ER85106
Award Amount: $99,500.00
 

Abstract:

The Department of Energy seeks revolutionary innovations with respect to miniature seismic sensors for the monitoring of nuclear detonations. Specifically, the performance must be comparable to that obtainable by only an elite few products available today, but with orders of magnitude reduction in size, weight, power, and cost. This project will develop the desired sensors, based upon several advanced fabrication methods and read¬out technologies, including silicon micro-fabrication, advanced meso¬scale fabrication and assembly, and the use of advanced photonics¬-based displacement/motion detection methods. The resulting product will be roughly the size of a small game die. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: In addition to the national security needs of the DOE, the sensors should impact such market sectors as military/defense, scientific instrumentation, oil and gas exploration, and inertial navigation.

Principal Investigator:

Neal Hall
Dr.
4049635963
neal@micro-audio.com

Business Contact:

Neal Hall
Dr.
4049635963
neal@micro-audio.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Silicon Audio, Llc
800 Peachtree Street, Suite 1307 Atlanta, GA 30308

EIN/Tax ID: 371549914
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No