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
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$50,592.00
Award Year:
1985
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
2297
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Mission Research Corp
1720 Randolph Rd Se, Albuquerque, NM, 87106
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
JEROME R CLIFFORD
(505) 843-7200
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
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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