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Total Online Access Data System

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Department of Energy
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2001 / STTR
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Small Business Information
PO Box 667 RICHLAND, WA 99352
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Total Online Access Data System
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-01ER86133
Award Amount: $99,688.00


The Department of Energy is responsible for cleaning up and then conducting ongoing surveillance and maintenance of 113 contaminated sites across the nation. The long-term cost associated with surveillance and maintenance of these sites is estimated to be approximately $100 million per year for the indefinite future; over the total life of these sites, stewardship cost could easily reach $10 billion. Given the remote locations of these sites, one approach to reducing these long-term costs is to reduce the amount of hands-on human involvement in the surveillance and maintenance process. This project will develop a data management system that (1) provides for the safe storage, retrieval, and use of important data and records; (2) is designed with sufficient flexibility and longevity to survive for an extended period of time without technical obsolescence; and (3) supplants or minimizes the need for humans to verify or evaluate site/facility conditions. Phase I will demonstrate the feasibility of (1) transferring data from an existing Department of Energy environmental database into a prototype surveillance and maintenance data management system, (2) transmitting data from a wide variety of surveillance and maintenance field-based instruments, and (3) using a novel hemispheric visual immersion technology in a remote field situation for historical documentation.

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Yahsgs LLC
PO Box 667 Richland, WA 99352

Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
PO Box 2008
Oak Ridge, TN 37831
RI Type: Federally funded R&D center (FFRDC)