Remote Runway Survey System to Measure Soil Type, Load Bearing Capacity, Slope and Grades

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: USZA22-02-P-0032
Agency Tracking Number: S012-0050
Amount: $99,681.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
3915 Germany Lane, Beavercreek, OH, 45431
DUNS: 188302699
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Evan Zhang
 Reserch Director
 (937) 427-2892
Business Contact
 Ronald Fletcher
Title: V. P.
Phone: (937) 427-2892
Research Institution
"In order to meet the remote runway survey system requirement, by using many cutting edge technologies, a very innovative system is proposed. The remote runway survey includes 4 steps (or the survey system consists of 4 subsystems). In the first step, we will use Remote Sensing Pictures (RSP) from satellite and airplane to roughly determine which area is suitable for runway. In the second step, we will use Micropower Impulse Imaging Radar (MIIR) from a surveillance airplane,unmaned aerial vehicle, or helicopter to penetrate the ground and roughly get the structure of different layers of the ground selected by the first step. In the third step, we will use parachute or rope to drop a specially designed robot from helicopter orintegrate the robot with UAV together to take the soil samples of different layers using a modified Dynamic Cone Penetrometer (DCP) without making a big borehole. The small robot will equip all necessary measurement instruments including spectrometer,laser induced fluorescence, GPS, inclinometer, compass, imagery sensor and traverse the whole assault zone quietly to measure the soil characteristics, calculate load bearing capacity for large military aircraft, and measure the physical dimensions of theassault zone, including property slope and magnetic orientation. All of the data/images will be wireless sent to the remote site at least 3 miles away using our gum-size transmitter even sent 100 miles away throu

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