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Three dimensional detection ranging and mapping of utilities and underground…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Transportation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
DTRT57-12-C-10068
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
12.2-FH5
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Starodub Inc.
3504 Littledale Road Kensington, MD 20895-1001
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Three dimensional detection ranging and mapping of utilities and underground infrastructure at intersections using step-frequency groung penetrating radar without traffic control
Agency: DOT
Contract: DTRT57-12-C-10068
Award Amount: $150,000.00
 

Abstract:

A method to detect, locate, and map utilities and underground infrastructure is proposed at traffic speeds based on recent advances in step-frequency ground penetrating radar (SFGPR). Recent work by the proposed research team has already demonstrated imaging of subsurface civil infrastructure elements such as pavement structure and inductive loop detectors embedded in the pavement. The proposed research plan considers both theoretical and deployment constraints. The extent of penetration of the three-dimensional SFGPR signal into the roadway is estimated for the full Nibandwidth of 150MHz to 3.05GHz that considers the material properties of the pavement base, and sub-base layers with maximum detail near the surface with higher frequencies and deeper penetration below the pavement at lower frequencies. Knowing the signal strength at receiver will help the detection and mapping. This ability to estimate the operational limits of the proposed hardware combined to the unique data collection and data reduction procedures will produce reliable and verified underground features ready for classification and visualization. Advanced processing algorithms based on a complete theoretical foundation will be developed to measure the location and size of the buried assets in three dimensions while overcoming limitations of existing approaches near the surface, within the first ten centimeters.

Principal Investigator:

Nicolas Gagarin
President
(301) 929-0964
nicolas.gagarin@starodub.com

Business Contact:

Nicolas Gagarin
President
(301) 929-0964
nicolas.gagarin@starodub.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Starodub Inc.
3504 Littledale Road Kensington, MD 20895-

EIN/Tax ID: 522063383
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No