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X-Ray Diagnostics for High-Temperature Superconductor Processing

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Department of Energy
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2001 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Weston Geophysical Corp.
181 Bedford St., Suite 1 Lexington, MA 02420-4430
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: X-Ray Diagnostics for High-Temperature Superconductor Processing
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-01ER83341
Award Amount: $99,673.00


65164 The detection and discrimination of seismic events while monitoring for small nuclear explosions is complicated by a significant amount of commercial mining explosions. Although mining explosion databases have been constructed to help with this problem in various regions of the world, very little is known about the contribution of mining activity in southern Asia to the regional seismicity. This project will build an extensive ground truth database for southern Asia that includes well-located mining explosions and earthquakes, using data currently being collected in the region along with location algorithms and velocity models currently in development. Phase I will combine previously published mining explosion data from various mining regions in southern Asia with new data being collected in the region into a format-consistent database for use by the United States nuclear explosion monitoring community. Various methods will be employed to separate commercial mining explosions from the extensive natural seismicity of the region. The ground truth classification of the mining explosions will then be determined. Commercial Applications And Other Benefits as described by awardee: The ground truth database should allow for improved seismic event discrimination and improved seismic event location in southern Asia.

Principal Investigator:

Jessie Bonner
Senior Scientist

Business Contact:

James Lewkowicz
Small Business Information at Submission:

Weston Geophysical Corporation
57 Bedford Street Suite 102 Lexington, MA 02420

EIN/Tax ID: 561378877
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No