Seismic Detection, Miniaturized Seismometers

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Amount:
$99,500.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-08ER85106
Agency Tracking Number:
N/A
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
46 a
Solicitation Number:
DE-PS02-07ER07-36
Small Business Information
Silicon Audio, Llc
800 Peachtree Street, Suite 1307, Atlanta, GA, 30308
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
808319839
Principal Investigator
 Neal Hall
 Dr.
 (404) 963-5963
 neal@micro-audio.com
Business Contact
 Neal Hall
Title: Dr.
Phone: (404) 963-5963
Email: neal@micro-audio.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The Department of Energy seeks revolutionary innovations with respect to miniature seismic sensors for the monitoring of nuclear detonations. Specifically, the performance must be comparable to that obtainable by only an elite few products available today, but with orders of magnitude reduction in size, weight, power, and cost. This project will develop the desired sensors, based upon several advanced fabrication methods and read¬out technologies, including silicon micro-fabrication, advanced meso¬scale fabrication and assembly, and the use of advanced photonics¬-based displacement/motion detection methods. The resulting product will be roughly the size of a small game die. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: In addition to the national security needs of the DOE, the sensors should impact such market sectors as military/defense, scientific instrumentation, oil and gas exploration, and inertial navigation.

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