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HYDRAULIC EXPLOSIVE TECHNIQUE FOR RAPID EGRESS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
2186
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2186
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Waterjet Technology Inc
21414 68th Avenue South Kent, WA 98032
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: HYDRAULIC EXPLOSIVE TECHNIQUE FOR RAPID EGRESS
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $344,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE PROPOSED PROJECT ADDRESSES THE NEED FOR CONTINUOUS HARD ROCK EXCAVATION TECHNIQUES WHICH EXPLOIT THE EFFICIENCY AND VERSATILITY OF EXPLOSIVE ROCK FRAGMENTATION WHILE OVERCOMING THE DELAYS AND HAZARDS ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF CHEMICAL EXPLOSIVES. AN EVALUATION WILL BEMADE OF THE FEASIBILITY OF USING A HYDRAULIC EXPLOSIVE DEVICE FOR RAPID, ENERGY EFFICIENT EXCAVATION OF HARD ROCK. THE DEVICE WOULD USE THE ENERGY STORED IN A VOLUME OF WATER COMPRESSED TO VERY HIGH PRESSURES TO GENERATE A POWERFUL HYDRAULIC SHOCK WITHIN A CAVITY DRILLED INTO A ROCK FACE. ROCK FRAGMENTATION WITH THIS DEVICE SHOULD BE COMPARABLE TO THAT ACHIEVED BY EXPLOSIVE CHARGES WITHOUT THE HAZARDS ASSOCIATED WITH FLY ROCK AND TOXIC FUMES. THE DEVICE WOULD FORM THE BASIS FOR A CONTINUOUS HARD ROCK EXCAVATION SYSTEM SUITABLE FOR RAPID EGRESS FROM A DEEP BASE.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Jack Kolle
2068728500

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Waterjet Technology, Inc.
21414 68th Ave S Kent, WA 98032

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