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INTEGRATED CONE PENETRATION AND GROUND PENETRATING RADAR TECHNOLOGIES

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
10747
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
10747
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Applied Research Associates, Inc.
4300 San Mateo Blvd. NE, Suite A-220 Albuquerque, NM 87110 0126
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: INTEGRATED CONE PENETRATION AND GROUND PENETRATING RADAR TECHNOLOGIES
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $35,314.00
 

Abstract:

A SIGNIFICANT COST COMPONENT IN MANY CIVIL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IS GEOTECHNICAL EXPLORATION. THE RESEARCH PROPOSEDFOCUSES ON DEVELOPMENT OF A GEOTECHNICAL EXPLORATION SYSTEM THAT WOULD HAVE CAPABILITIES NOT FOUND IN ANY CURRENTLY AVAILABLE SYSTEM. THE SYSTEM UNDER CONSIDERATION IS A COMBINATION OF TWO KNOWN TECHNOLOGIES, ELECTRIC CONE PENETRATION TESTING (ECPT), AND GROUND PENETRATING RADAR (GPR). ECPT, WHICH INVOLVES FORCING AN INSTRUMENTED CONE INTO THE GROUND, IS AN ECONOMICAL TECHNIQUE FOR DETERMINATION OF IN SITU PROPERTIES OF SOFT GEOLOGIC MATERIALS, BUT IS ONLY APPLICABLE TO THE DEPTH OF THE FIRST HARD LAYER. GPR IMAGING TECHNIQUES HAVE BEEN USED TO "LOOK"INTO THE GROUND, BUT EXISTING DEVICES MUST OPERATE FROM THE SURFACE OR BE LOWERED DOWN EXPENSIVE BOREHOLES. THE PROPOSED NEW DEVICE WOULD CONSIST OF A CONE PENETROMETER WITH A RADAR ANTENNA MOUNTED ON THE PUSH ROD, DIRECTLY ABOVEIT, THUS CREATING MEANS OF INVESTIGATING SUBSURFACE ROCK ANDEXISTING SUBSURFACE STRUCTURES AT A MUCH LOWER COST AND WITHBETTER PRECISION THAN IS POSSIBLE WITH EXISTING TECHNIQUES.

Principal Investigator:

James D Shinn Ii
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Applied Research Assocs Inc
4300 San Mateo Blvd Ne #a220 Albuquerque, NM 87110

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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
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