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Company Information:

Name: Rocky Mountain Geophysics, Llc
Address: 167 Piedra Loop
Los Alamos, NM 87544-3836
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
URL: N/A
Phone: (505) 412-2841

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $299,942.00 3
SBIR Phase II $1,749,528.00 2
STTR Phase I $70,000.00 1

Award List:

Development of Low-Noise Smart Sensors for Small Explosion Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Steven R. Taylor, Dr
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
In the absence of full-scale nuclear tests, a nuclear weapons state typically performs sub-critical nuclear explosions in order to study aging properties of nuclear components as part of a stockpile stewardship program. However, nascent nuclear states may be interested in weaponizing their first… More

Development of Low-Noise Smart Sensors for Small Explosion Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Steven R. Taylor, Dr
Award Amount: $749,726.00
Abstract:
The Phase I study demonstrated that it is feasible to detect and identify small explosions amidst a background of natural and anthropogenic noise sources. The Phase II project will develop a commercial Low-Noise Smart Sensor that would be part of a Deployable Small Explosion Monitoring System for… More

Development of Software to Digitize Historic Hardcopy Seismograms from Nuclear Explosions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Steven Taylor, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,954.00
Abstract:
Of the 2210 nuclear explosions detonated since 1945, approximately 1400 have not been captured by any significant number of digital stations. Therefore, it is important to be able to reach back in time and recover recordings of nuclear explosions detonated in the pre-digital era. To do this, large… More

Characterization of Diffusive Noise Fields Using Ambient Noise Interferometry, Spatial Gradients and Acoustic Bright Spots

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: University of California, San Diego
Principal Investigator: Steven Taylor, President
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: Peter Gerstoft
Abstract:
We propose to conduct a feasibility study for utilizing broadband sampling of the diffusive noise field in a dynamic environment. In ambient noise studies, the ability to resolve a wavefield is proportional to its time-bandwidth (TB) product. In a dynamic environment such as in the atmosphere or… More

Development of Mine Explosion Ground Truth Smart Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Steven Taylor, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,989.00
Abstract:
Accurate seismo-acoustic source location is one of the fundamental aspects of U.S. nuclear explosion monitoring and for verification of a Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT). Critical to improved location is the compilation of ground truth data sets for which origin time and location are accurately… More

Development of Mine Explosion Ground Truth Smart Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Steven Taylor, Dr.
Award Amount: $999,802.00
Abstract:
One main issue associated with nuclear explosion monitoring is the paucity of accurate Ground Truth (GT) data used for the calibration of regional seismic networks, particularly in aseismic regions. Location accuracy of U.S. monitoring and the International Monitoring System provided for by the… More