Final Technical Report for “A Heliportable Sonic Drilling Platform for Microhole Drilling and Exploration”

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The Phase I objectives were fully achieved the execution of a program that included the: • Development of a comprehensive model of the sonic drill technology and interaction of the dynamic drilling parameters with the impedance of the earth. • Operation and measurement of the sonic drilling process in the field at full scale. • Comparison of the analytical and experimental results to form an objective and quantified approach to describe the fundamental phenomena and to develop a methodology for automated control of the sonic drilling process. • Conceptual design of a modular sonic drilling system that can be transported ... continued below

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Lucon, Peter May 5, 2008.

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The Phase I objectives were fully achieved the execution of a program that included the: • Development of a comprehensive model of the sonic drill technology and interaction of the dynamic drilling parameters with the impedance of the earth. • Operation and measurement of the sonic drilling process in the field at full scale. • Comparison of the analytical and experimental results to form an objective and quantified approach to describe the fundamental phenomena and to develop a methodology for automated control of the sonic drilling process. • Conceptual design of a modular sonic drilling system that can be transported to remote sites by helicopter. As a result, the feasibility of a commercially viable sonic drilling technology that can produce microholes up to 1,500 feet in depth, and that is field deployable to remote, environmentally sensitive sites via a helicopter, has been demonstrated.

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  • Report No.: DOE/ER/84618-1 Final Report
  • Grant Number: FG02-06ER84618
  • DOI: 10.2172/927796 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 927796
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc902898

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Lucon, Peter. Final Technical Report for “A Heliportable Sonic Drilling Platform for Microhole Drilling and Exploration”, report, May 5, 2008; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc902898/: accessed September 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.