WE PROPOSE TO MEASURE ICE THICKNESS FROM A SUBMERGED SUBMARINE BY MEASURING THE ATTENUATION OF THE COSMIC RAY PRODUCED NETURON FLUX.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$50,592.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
1985
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
2297
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Mission Research Corp
1720 Randolph Rd Se, Albuquerque, NM, 87106
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 JEROME R CLIFFORD
 (505) 843-7200
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
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Abstract
WE PROPOSE TO MEASURE ICE THICKNESS FROM A SUBMERGED SUBMARINE BY MEASURING THE ATTENUATION OF THE COSMIC RAY PRODUCED NETURON FLUX. A SIMILAR TECHNIQUE HAS BEEN USED SUCCESSFULLY TO MEASURE SNOW THICKNESS. TWO NEUTRON DECTORS, POSSIBLE BF3, WOULD OPERATE IN COINCIDENCE MODES TO REDUCE BACKGROUND CONTRIBUTIONS. THE DETECTION GEOMETRY WOULD DETERMINE THE APERTURE AND, THEREFORE, SIZE OF ICE AREA MEASURED. LABORATORY EXPERIMENTS USING BLOCK ICE WOULD EXAMINE THE FEASIBILITY AND ACCURACY OF ICE MEASUREMENTS. WE WOULD STUDY THE SCALING OF THIS TECHNIQUE TO OPERATIONAL MISSION REQUIREMENTS.

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