Airborne Seismic Vibrometry Array System for Rapid Detection of Clandestine Tunnels

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-10-M-1793
Agency Tracking Number: F093-131-2414
Amount: $99,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: AF093-131
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
1775 Mentor Avenue, Suite 302, Cincinnati, OH, 45212
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Stu Shelley
 (513) 631-0579
Business Contact
 Deirdre Larkin
Title: Business Manager
Phone: (513) 631-0579
Research Institution
Sheet Dynamics Ltd., proposes to develop a 2D airborne seismic vibrometry array sensor that will enable both passive and active seismic tunnel detection surveys to be conducted with unprecedented speed and effectiveness. Techniques to deal with ground cover, seismic excitation requirements and to take advantage of the large-array seismic data set make possible by this sensor sill be developed. BENEFIT: The proposed technology has the ability to scan large geographic areas quickly looking for underground tunnels at a large standoff distance. Both active and passive detection methods are described.

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