22 Jul N224-129 – Geophysics Sensors and AI/ML for Subterranean Shipyard Voids and Piles
Navy SBIR 22.4 – Topic N224-129
NAVFAC – Naval Facilities Engineering Center
Opens: August 11, 2022 – Closes: September 13, 2022 (12:00pm est)
N224-129 TITLE: Geophysics Sensors and AI/ML for Subterranean Shipyard Voids and Piles
OUSD (R&E) MODERNIZATION PRIORITY: Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Machine Learning (ML); Autonomy; Nuclear
TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): Information Systems; Materials / Processes; Sensors
OBJECTIVE: Develop and demonstrate successful seismic geophysical assessment solution to enable non-destructive subterranean assessment of void and pile locations and dimensions (seeking up to 80 feet of penetration) for piers, wharfs, relieving-platforms, and other shipyard-type structures) for initial load restriction or load capacity planning during Port Damage Repair and Port/Harbor/Shipyard assessment scenarios, when electromagnetic contract methods fail due to salt-saturated soils and water.