SEISMIC RADAR

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 9067
Amount: $55,435.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1988
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Science Horizons Inc
710 Encinitas Blvd - Ste 200, Encinitas, CA, 92024
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 DR DANNY J HARVEY
 (303) 494-9001
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
SCIENCE HORIZONS HAS DEVELOPED A PROPRIETARY METHOD OF DISPLAYING SEISMIC DATA, CALLED SEISMIC RADAR, WHICH USES THE HIGH RESOLUTION, COLOR GRAPHICS CAPABILITIES OF THE DARPA SCIENTIFIC WORKSTATION TO PROVIDE A "RADAR LIKE" DISPLAY OF THE SEISMIC DATA GENERATED BY AN ARRAY OF SEISMOMETERS. THE PARAMETERS ABLE TO BE EXTRACTED BY AN ANALYST FROM THE SEISMIC. RADAR DISPLAY ARE THE VELOCITY, AZIMUTH, AND AMPLITUDE OF THE PHASE. SEISMIC RADAR WAS DEVELOPED BY SCIENCE HORIZONS TO FULFILL THE DEMONSTRATION REQUIREMENTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE DARPA SCIENTIFIC WORKSTATION. HOWEVER, IT SOON BECAME APPARENT THAT THE INFORMATION CONTYAINED IN THE SEISMIC RADAR DISPLAY, WHILE AN EFFECTIVE DEMONSTRATION VEHICLE FOR THE WORKSTATION, SHOULD ALSO BE EXTREMELY USEFUL TO AN ANALYST WHO REQUIRES NEAR-REAL-TIME, COMPREHENSIBLE ESTIMATES OF THE AZIMUTH, VELOCITY, AND AMPLITUDE OF THE INDIVIDUAL PHASES WHICH COMPRISE A SEISMIC EVENT. THEREFORE, THE PROBLEM TO BE ADDRESSED DURING PHASE I IS TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF USING THE PROCESSING AND DISPLAY FEATURES EMBODIED IN SEISMIC RADAR IN ORDER TO ASSIST AN ANALYST IN DETECTING AND LOCATING SEISMIC EVENTS.

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