LEAK DETECTION BY ACOUSTIC EMISSIONS MONITORING

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$49,815.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
5766
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Eclectech
Po Box 177, Oak Ridge, TN, 37830
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
PATRICK A MARCH
(615) 483-8078
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
A BENCH SCALE TESTING PROGRAM IS PROPOSED TO EVALUATE THE FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPING A PORTABLE SYSTEM FOR THE PASSIVE ACOUSTIC DETECTION OF LEAKS FROM UNDERGROUND PIPES AND STORAGE TANKS. THE WORK WILL EMPLOY THE USE OF PIEZOELECTRIC FILM IN A NOVEL SENSOR DESIGN FOR THE DETECTION OF ACOUSTIC WAVES IN SOILS AND MATERIALS HAVING IRREGULAR SURFACES. EMPHASIS WILL BE PLACED ON EVALUATING THE EFFECTS OF VARYING SOIL CONDITIONS, SOURCE/SENSOR GEOMETRY, AND LEAK EMISSION CHARACTERISTICS. THE GOAL OF THE WORK IS THE CREATION OF AN ACOUSTIC SIGNATURE DATA BASE FOR A PORTABLE, SURFACE OPERATED, INTELLIGENT, MICROCOMPUTER-BASED SYSTEM FOR DETECTION OF UNDERGROUND LEAKS.

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