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Company Information:

Name: Terra Tek Inc.
Address: 420 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
URL: N/A
Phone: N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,118,751.00 21
SBIR Phase II $1,439,510.00 6

Award List:

THE COST OF DRILLING A GEOTHERMAL WELL IS SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER THAN THE COST OF DRILLING AN OIL AND GAS WELL AT COMPARABLE DEPTHS.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: David s. rowley , VICE PRESIDENT
Award Amount: $49,078.00
Abstract:
The cost of drilling a geothermal well is significantly higher than the cost of drilling an oil and gas well at comparable depths. the higher cost is due principally to twofactors: the hardness of the rock formations being drilled and the high temperatures encountered in drilling. these two factors… More

ENERGY-EFFICIENT CONCEPT FOR GRINDING ROCKS AND ORES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Anil Mahyera
Award Amount: $35,000.00

ENERGY-EFFICIENT CONCEPT FOR GRINDING ROCKS AND ORES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Anil Mahyera
Award Amount: $237,399.00
Abstract:
In the united states, the technology for comminution of oresand other materials has been essentially stagnant for the last century. the grinding mills used are less than 5 per cent efficient in terms of energy usage and they consume an estimated 15 billion kwh of electrical energy per annum.… More

THE EFFECT OF PRESHOCK LOADING ON THE RESPONSE OF NTS TUFF

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Bennie g dibona
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Preshocked preconditioning of tuff may occur in two manners at the nevada test site. first, the material is "preshocked" in a lineof-sight type underground nuclear test by the first wave passage. the second manner may occur as a result of areal space limitations when a second event is sited within a… More

UNDRAINED SHEAR BEHAVIOR OF SATURATED JOINTED ROCKS AT DEEP BASING CONDITIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: William klauber
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Shear displacement along rock mass discontinuities (joints) under saturated, undrained conditions is one of the critical failure modes for a dynamically loaded deep base structure. the failure mode has not been experimentally simulated for deep base conditions. the combined application of normal and… More

ADVANCED CUTTER DEVELOPMENT FOR EGRESS BORING MACHINES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: A mahyera
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Current egress boring machines, utilizing conventional 17-inch disc cutters, are capable of achieving maximum advance rates of 80 feet per hour, because of cutter limitations. the air force has determined that national needs require substantially faster boring rates. also, it is crucial that the… More

HIGH-EFFECTIVENESS ASCENDING THERMAL ENERGY REJECTION SYSTEM FOR SUBTERRANEAN APPLICATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Gregory j bell
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Deep-based icbm sites must be maintained at a constant working temperature for the benefit of personnel and sensitive electrical equipment within the facility. however, heat is generated within the facility from a variety of sources and there is a natural flow of heat from the warm rock mass… More

NEW TECHNOLOGY IN THE USE OF HIGH TEMPERATURE COATINGS AS A REFERENCE FOR ULTRA HIGH TEMPERATURE STRAIN MEASURMENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Sidney J Green
Award Amount: $49,673.00

LABORATORY APPROACH TO EVALUATE THERMOMECHANICAL PROPER- TIES OF ROCK JOINTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $20,000.00

COUPLED POLYMER-ORGANOSILANES FOR REPAIR OF CONCRETE STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Anil mahyera
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
There is an emphatic need for research into innovative techniques/materials to repair and rehabilitate our nation'sexisting concrete roadways, bridges and building systems. present methods/materials employed generally result in inadequate service life of the repairs. one of the dominantfactors… More

ONE-MILLION POUND COMPRESSION REACTION LOADER AND COMPUTER CONTROL SYSTEM DESIGN

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Christopher F Johnson
Award Amount: $50,000.00

FATIGUE LIFE PREDICTION BASED ON THREE-DIMENSIONAL STRESS ANALYSIS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jian-juei Wang
Award Amount: $50,000.00

NEW TECHNOLOGY IN THE USE OF HIGH TEMPERATURE COATINGS AS A REFERENCE FOR ULTRA HIGH TEMPERATURE STRAIN MEASURMENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Sidney J Green
Award Amount: $200,000.00
Abstract:
Current methods used to measure strain at high temperatures depend on undesirable attachments, extensions, or indentations of the test samples. this study will investigate the use of new technology to apply high temperature coating marks to test samples. these applied marks will act as a reference… More

ONE-MILLION POUND COMPRESSION REACTION LOADER AND COMPUTER CONTROL SYSTEM DESIGN

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Christopher F Johnson
Award Amount: $165,000.00
Abstract:
A one-million pound compression reaction loader is required to operate in conjunction with the waterways experiment station 6-kbar triaxial test device. terra tek has designed and constructed similar test systems for in-house testing. terra tek has also developed unique computer control codes… More

FATIGUE LIFE PREDICTION BASED ON THREE-DIMENSIONAL STRESS ANALYSIS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jian-juei Wang
Award Amount: $453,800.00
Abstract:
The navy is developing methods to determine the size and type of defects in helicopter gearboxes. with this knowledge a better understanding of the fatigue-crack propagation characteristics of the gears and bearings will be possible and enhance the accuracy in predicting the fatigue life. the… More

DEVELOPMENT OF AN INNOVATIVE COST-EFFECTIVE SEALANT FOR CONCRETE AIRFIELD PAVEMENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Anil Mahyera
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
There is an emphatic need for research into development of new cost-effective materials to seal and reseal concrete airfield pavement joints. present methods/materials employed result in inadequate service life of the joints because of material deterioration due to 1) high temperature jet exhaust… More

X-RAY COMPUTERIZED TOMOGRAPHY APPLICATIONS TO CERAMAICS AND COMPOSITES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: John Sharer , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
This proposal will evaluate the use of x-ray computerized tomography (ct) as a viable technique to quantitatively measure fiber concentration, alignment and distribution. three dimensional profiling of fibers will be developed. secondly, indications of quantitatively measuring impact damage has been… More

LABORATORY STUDY OF EXTENSION FAILURE IN NEVADA TEST SITE TUFFS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Gary Torres
Award Amount: $60,000.00
Abstract:
Calculated ground motion from nuclear explosions predict that at locations near the cavity the rock failure surface will be encountered in extension during later stages of unload. the resulting hoop fractures will produce a failed rock zone surrounding the cavity. high pressure cavity gases could… More

STATISTICAL STUDY OF STRESS-INDUCED MICROSTRUCTURES IN SELECTED ROCK AND CONCRETE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Ziqiong Zheng
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Properties of elastic-brittle materials change under stresses which are high enough to induce microstructural alternations. these microstructural changes ultimately are the causes for macroscale failure of materials. observations and statistical studies of the stress-induced microstructural changes… More

ANALYTICAL MODELING OF FATIGUE LIFE ON ROD END BEARING SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Jian-juei Wang
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Currently, as reported in program solicitation 90.1 by the air force, the spectrum of bearing and bearing liner materials used in the aircraft bearing systems behave in an unexpected way when subjected to cyclic loadings. to investigate the problem and better predict the fatigue life of this rod and… More

DEVELOPMENT OF A RESIDUAL IN-SITU STRESS GAUGE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Dr Conrad W Felice , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $158,808.00
Abstract:
Quantitative verification of the residual in-situ stress field which creates the containment cage is needed to assess the factor of safety against hydraulic fracturing from the cavity wall. phase i will establish the feasiblity of developing a passive stress gauge, absent of active instrumentation,… More

DYNAMIC RESPONSE OF PILES IN SATURATED SOIL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Dr Conrad W Felice , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $65,000.00
Abstract:
The proposed research program will study soil-pile foundation interaction induced by the detonation of conventional warpons. the ultimate goal of the progrm is to establish a set of general guidelines for foundation design of future strategic structures as well as the assessment of the vulnerability… More

SELF-STABILIZING UNDERGROUND EXCAVATION CROSS SECTION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Ziqiong Zheng , Project Manager
Award Amount: $50,000.00

DEVELOPMENT OF A RESIDUAL IN-SITU STRESS GAUGE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Dr Conrad W Felice , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $65,000.00

PORE GEOMETRY AND TRANSPORT PROPERTIES OF RESERVOIR ROCKS: APPLICATION OF LASER SCANNING CONFOCAL MICROSCOPY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Understanding of the physics of fluid flow through sedimentary rock is fundamental to the petroleum industry. although the transport properties (permeability and connectivity) are directly related to the porosity, complexity arises because they depend critically on the geometry of the pore space.… More

SELF-STABILIZING UNDERGROUND EXCAVATION CROSS SECTION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Ziqiong Zheng , Project Manager
Award Amount: $224,503.00
Abstract:
Underground excavation in rock which is subjected to stresses that are a significant fraction of the rock strength can cause failure adjacent to the excavation. recent research on borehole breakouts has shown that a stable breakout is characterized by a stress distribution which is greatly reduced… More

A PRACTICAL HIGH RESOLUTION PETROGRAPHIC IMAGING SYSTEM FOR ASSESSING RESERVOIR QUALITY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Lawrence B Owen
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
Drill cuttings represent a huge source of valuable data bearing on reservoir quality issues. cuttings are produced during the drilling of every oil and gas well. however, technological innovations are lacking that would allow these materials to be utilized for assessing stoarge and transport… More