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INVESTIGATION OF FERROMANGANESE CRUST DEPOSITS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of the Interior
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
61517
Program Year/Program:
1984 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
SBAassigned1DOI
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
American Technology & Services, Inc.
11311 Cornell Park Drive Suite #124 Cincinnati, OH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1984
Title: INVESTIGATION OF FERROMANGANESE CRUST DEPOSITS
Agency: DOI
Contract: SBAassigned1DOI
Award Amount: $34,970.00
 

Abstract:

SEAFLOOR DEPOSITS OF COBALT-RICH FERROMANGANESE CRUST WITHIN THE U.S. EXCLUSIVE ECONOMIC ZONE OFFER A POTENTIAL NEW MINERAL RESOURCE FOR STRATEGIC METALS. EVALUATION OF THESE DEPOSITS IS A PRIME OBJECTIVE OF CURRENT AND PLANNED DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR RESEARCH EFFORTS. PRESENT CRUST SAMPLING DEVICES ARE INADEQUATE FOR EFFICIENT RESOURCE ASSESSMENT. THE DEVELOPMENT OF A TETHERED, MULTI-SAMPLE CORING DEVICE FOR FERROMANGANES CRUSTS IS PROPOSED. THIS SAMPLER WILL RECOVER UP TO THIRTY PRECISELY LOCATED, FULL-SECTION CRUST SAMPLES ON A SINGLE LOWERING, ALLOWING EFFICIENT, CLOSE-GRID SAMPLING OF DEPOSITS FOR ECONOMIC EVALUATION. THE SYSTEM WILL BE OPERABLE IN RUGGED, STEEP SLOPE ENVIRONMENTS, TO DEPTHS OF 5,000 METERS, AND BE DEPLOYABLE FROM CONVENTIONAL OCEANOGRAPHIC VESSELS USING A STANDARD MECHANICAL DEEP SEA WIRE. THE PROPOSED PHASE I PROJECT CONSISTS OF DEVELOPMENT AND ON-SHORE TESTING OF THE SAMPLER DESIGN CONCEPT, FABRICATION OF A PROTOTYPE SYSTEM AND SHALLOW WATER TESTING.

Principal Investigator:

Mr. john toth Mr. john toth
PARTNER

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

ANALYTICAL SERVICES CO.
127 Liverpool Drive CARDIFF, CA 92007

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