THIS PROPOSAL PRESENTS A PROGRAM TO RESEARCH THE TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY OF AN OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTRUMENT CAPABLE OF DRILLING AND RETRIEVING 40 METER CORE SAMPLES FROM SELECTED BARE ROCK SITES ON THE DEEP OCEAN SEAFLOOR.

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$35,000.00
Award Year:
1983
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
769
Agency Tracking Number:
769
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n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
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1219 Westlake Ave., North, Suite 111, Seattle, WA, 98109
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Minority Owned:
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Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
M.E. WILLIAMSON
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
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Research Institution:
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Abstract
THIS PROPOSAL PRESENTS A PROGRAM TO RESEARCH THE TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY OF AN OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTRUMENT CAPABLE OF DRILLING AND RETRIEVING 40 METER CORE SAMPLES FROM SELECTED BARE ROCK SITES ON THE DEEP OCEAN SEAFLOOR. TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY THIS DEVICE SHOULD BE PORTABLE AND EASILY DEPLOYED FROM SHIPS OF OPPORTUNITY, COST EFFECTIVE IN TERMS OF BOTH PROCUREMENT AND OPERATION, AND CAPABLE OF EFFICIENT, RELIABLE OPERATIONS IN WATER DEPTHS TO 5000 METERS. THE DEVICE SHOULD INCORPORATE INSTRUMENTATION TO PERMIT PRECISE NAVIGATION AND POSITION- ING, EVALUATE BOTTOM AND NEAR SUB-BOTTOM CONDITIONS PRIOR TOLANDING, AND TO PROVIDE REALTIME VIDEO FOR SITE AND OPERATIONS EVALUATIONS. ASPECTS OF THE CONCEPT TO BE INVESTIGATED INCLUDE SUB-SEA PIPE AND DRILL HANDLING, POSITIONING AND NAVIGATION, CORE SAMPLE RETRIEVAL, POWER ANDDISTRIBUTION SYSTEM, INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, PHYSICAL AND MECHANICAL CONFIGURATION, AND SHIPBOARD HANDLING SYSTEM. THE PROPOSAL OUTLINES PRELIMINARY DESIGN AND OPERATIONAL PARAMETERS AND INCLUDES AN EXAMPLE DEVICE CONCEPT.

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