DOWNHOLE NEUTRON FLUX MONITOR

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 11573
Amount: $47,059.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1990
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
P O Box 511283, Salt Lake City, UT, 84151
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
 DAVID B. MERRILL
Title: PRESIDENT
Phone: (801) 364-7600
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THIS PROPOSAL DESCRIBES A TECHNOLOGY WHICH WILL ELIMINATE A MAJOR SOURCE OF ERRONEOUS DATA FROM ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT AND COMMONLY USED DOWNHOLE LOGGING TOOLS--THE 14 MEV PULSED NEUTRON SOURCE. BASED ON AN INNOVATIVE NEUTRON DETECTOR CONCEPT, THIS TECHNOLOGY WOULD ALLOW FOR THE NORMALIZING OF DATA DERIVED FROM PULSED NEUTRON SOURCES BY MEASURING THE STRENGTH OF THE UNCOLLIDED FLUX WHILE THE PULSED SOURCE IS STILL IN THE WELL BORE. THE DOWNHOLE ENVIRONMENT IS PARTICULARLY HARSH FOR THE ELECTRONICS AND DELICATE INSTRUMENTS WHICH ARE NEEDED TO MEET THE DEMAND FOR IMPROVED GEOPHYSICAL DATA. FOR THIS REASON, THE DOWNHOLE NEUTRON FLUX MONITOR HAS BEEN DESIGNED TO BE RUGGED ENOUGH TO OPERATE RELIABLY DOWNHOLE.

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