Web-Invocable Skimming Environment (WISE): A Framework for Remote Skimming

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG03-01ER83319
Agency Tracking Number: 65214S01-I
Amount: $99,970.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2001
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Vexcel Corporation
4909 Nautilus Court, Suite 133, Boulder, CO, 80301
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dennis Fatland
 Research Scientist
 (303) 444-0094
 fatland@vexcel.com
Business Contact
 Richard Carande
Title: Vice President, Engineering
Phone: (303) 444-0094
Email: carande@vexcel.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
65214 The detection and characterization of seismic signals as they propagate across the earth¿s surface, are needed for verification of nuclear nonproliferation, as well for studies of earthquake source and propagation characteristics and seismic hazards analysis. This project will determine the feasibility of detecting and imaging seismic signals from earthquakes or explosions using space-based or airborne synthetic aperture radar (SAR) interferometry, commonly referred to as InSAR. Phase I will include: (1) an evaluation of existing spaceborne SAR data for acquisitions coincident with detectable seismic signals; (2) an overview of synergism between other (multi-spectral) data sources and SAR; and (3) a demonstration of the feasibility of real-time seismic imaging using an advanced dynamic InSAR simulator. Commercial Applications And Other Benefits as described by awardee: An InSAR seismic event imaging system would contribute substantially to several areas of study in solid earth geophysics that are relevant to seismic hazards mitigation and Earth structure determination.

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