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Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W912HZ-15-P-0088
Agency Tracking Number: A142-091-0087
Amount: $99,977.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A14-091
Solicitation Number: 2014.2
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-09-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-02-29
Small Business Information
2878 Camino Del Rio South Suite 115
San Diego, CA 92108
United States
DUNS: 078293338
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Kevin Derby
 Senior Scientist
 (619) 501-5750
Business Contact
 Pablo Prado
Title: Government Employee
Phone: (619) 501-5750
Research Institution

One Resonance Sensors, LLC (ORS) proposes to develop an innovative, noninvasive NMR soil water content profiler able to determine both free and bound water content to a depth of 2 m, with 10 cm vertical resolution, in a wheeled system transportable and usable by a single operator. In the Phase I base period, a detailed simulation engine will be developed and used to model a range of design alternatives, and thus to quantify performance and operational tradeoffs; lab measurements will confirm profiling ability. ORS, in consultation with the customer, will down-select the most promising system configuration and perform a detailed design in the Phase I option period. This will set the basis for Phase II fabrication, field testing, and iterated improvements of a prototype system. ORS staff will rely on their prior experience with both borehole and noninvasive soil NMR systems, as well as experience, acquired at previous firms, with noninvasive systems for landmine detection using the related technology of nuclear quadrupole resonance (NQR) that faced similar performance requirements and operational constraints.

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