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Low-Cost Small Diameter NMR Technologies for In-Situ Subsurface…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
84290
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
83024
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Vista Clara Inc.
12201 Cyrus Way Suite 104 Mukilteo, WA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Low-Cost Small Diameter NMR Technologies for In-Situ Subsurface Characterization and Monitoring
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-07ER84931
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

This project will develop low-cost, small-diameter NMR instrumentation and software for in situ characterization and monitoring of groundwater and water-bearing formations in the near subsurface. The effort will leverage magnet/coil designs and NMR techniques pioneered for deep petroleum exploration, and implement them in miniaturized, low-cost form factors suitable for hydrogeological investigations in the top 200 meters of the subsurface. Phase I will address the problem of characterizing and monitoring subsurface hydrogeological formations and groundwater transport processes within 200m of the earth¿s surface, including the both the saturated and unsaturated (Vadose) zones. Low-cost, minimally invasive, small-diameter instrumentation will be developed, along with associated software, for direct subsurface measurement of groundwater and its hydraulic properties. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: The instrumentation and software should lead to low-cost commercial NMR hydrogeology analysis systems, packaged for use in various diameter boreholes and cone penetrometer applications. The technology would bring the unique advantages of in situ NMR measurements to a broad variety of subsurface hydrological investigations at a fraction of the cost of existing borehole NMR instruments and services.

Principal Investigator:

David O. Walsh
Dr
4252903626
davewalsh@vista-clara.com

Business Contact:

David Oliver O. Walsh
Dr
4252903626
davewalsh@vista-clara.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Vista Clara Inc.
8849 47th Place W Mukilteo, WA 98275

EIN/Tax ID: 200984690
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No