DEEP OCEAN SEISMOMETER IMPLANTATION SYSTEM (DOSIS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 8623
Amount: $489,600.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1990
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Waterjet Technology Inc.
21414 - 68th Ave S, Kent, WA, 98032
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr Jack J Kolle'
 (206) 872-8500
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
WE PROPOSE TO DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF A SOFT LANDING, HYDRAULICALLY-POWERED PENETRATOR FOR DEPLOYING SEISMOMETERS AT DEPTHS OF 30 TO 100 METERS BENEATH THE SURFACE OF THE DEEP OCEAN BOTTOM. SEISMOMETERS DEPLOYED AT THESE DEPTHS WILL BE BETTER COUPLED TO THE SEDIMENT AND WILL BE ISOLATED FROM VLF/ULF NOISE SIGNALS ASSOCIATED WITH SURFACE WAVES AT THE SEDIMENT/WATER INTERFACE AND FROM CURRENT INDUCED NOISE. THE DEPLOYMENT SYSTEM WILL BE A COMPACT, SELFCONTAINED PACKAGE WHICH CAN BE DEPLOYED BY SHIP OR AIRCRAFT. THE PENETRATOR SYSTEM WILL IMPLANT A VERTICALLY-ORIENTED, CONVENTIONAL 3-AXIS SEISMOMETER PACKAGE TO A DEPTH OF UP TO 100 METERS. THE TWO PRIMARY OBJECTIVES OF THE WORK ARE TO OBSERVE THE PENETRATION RATE CAPABILITY OF A 20 CM DIAMETER PROTOTYPE PENETRATOR AND TO DETERMINE THE SIZE, LOGISTICS AND COST OF A COMPLETE DEEP OCEAN DEPLOYMENT SYSTEM. A PROTOTYPE PENETRATOR WILL BE FABRICATED AND TESTED ONSHORE. A PRELIMINARY DESIGN FOR THE COMPLETE SYSTEM WILL BE PREPARED BASED ON THE ONSHORE TEST RESULTS. COST ESTIMATES AND DEPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS WILL BE PREPARED.

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