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Title: Innovative directional and position specific sampling technique. Phase 3: Final report, July 1992--September 1994

Abstract

The POLO System is a major enhancement to the state of the art for subsurface environmental restoration equipment. The system locate s the tip position of penetrometer probes as they are placed underground while meeting the rigid constraints of environmental restoration applications. POLO is applicable to small diameter probes, does not obstruct the center of the probe, is rugged, is unaffected by the presence of steel or other magnetic material, and is capable of remote operation beneath underground tanks or foundations. The development and adaptation of the POLO System for use with penetrometers has progressed through three development phases prior to commercialization. Phases I and II of the contract included the design, testing, and integration of all components of the POLO device. Efforts were made to simulate field conditions in terms of the scale of the components as well as the operating environment. The preestablished success criterion, which has been maintained throughout the research, was to demonstrate path tracking with a total error of less than 0.50% of the distance traveled for distances less than 70 meters. The results tests on individual POLO components showed that the equipment met or exceeded the success criterion. Phase II laboratory scale path trackingmore » experiments also met the success criterion. Phase III moved the POLO System into the field. The full-scale field demonstration tested the ability of the new POLO Module to track the path of a small diameter probe as it moved underground.« less

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
UTD, Inc., Newington, VA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10189069
Report Number(s):
DOE/MC/29119-3881
ON: DE95000006; BR: EW4010100/EW4035100
DOE Contract Number:  
AC21-92MC29119
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Sep 1994
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; PENETROMETERS; PERFORMANCE; TRANSDUCERS; DESIGN; UNDERGROUND; REMOTE CONTROL; MONITORING; PROGRESS REPORT; 440800; MISCELLANEOUS INSTRUMENTATION

Citation Formats

Hutzel, W J, Hill, III, J L, and Foster, E L. Innovative directional and position specific sampling technique. Phase 3: Final report, July 1992--September 1994. United States: N. p., 1994. Web. doi:10.2172/10189069.
Hutzel, W J, Hill, III, J L, & Foster, E L. Innovative directional and position specific sampling technique. Phase 3: Final report, July 1992--September 1994. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/10189069
Hutzel, W J, Hill, III, J L, and Foster, E L. Thu . "Innovative directional and position specific sampling technique. Phase 3: Final report, July 1992--September 1994". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/10189069. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10189069.
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title = {Innovative directional and position specific sampling technique. Phase 3: Final report, July 1992--September 1994},
author = {Hutzel, W J and Hill, III, J L and Foster, E L},
abstractNote = {The POLO System is a major enhancement to the state of the art for subsurface environmental restoration equipment. The system locate s the tip position of penetrometer probes as they are placed underground while meeting the rigid constraints of environmental restoration applications. POLO is applicable to small diameter probes, does not obstruct the center of the probe, is rugged, is unaffected by the presence of steel or other magnetic material, and is capable of remote operation beneath underground tanks or foundations. The development and adaptation of the POLO System for use with penetrometers has progressed through three development phases prior to commercialization. Phases I and II of the contract included the design, testing, and integration of all components of the POLO device. Efforts were made to simulate field conditions in terms of the scale of the components as well as the operating environment. The preestablished success criterion, which has been maintained throughout the research, was to demonstrate path tracking with a total error of less than 0.50% of the distance traveled for distances less than 70 meters. The results tests on individual POLO components showed that the equipment met or exceeded the success criterion. Phase II laboratory scale path tracking experiments also met the success criterion. Phase III moved the POLO System into the field. The full-scale field demonstration tested the ability of the new POLO Module to track the path of a small diameter probe as it moved underground.},
doi = {10.2172/10189069},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/10189069}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1994},
month = {9}
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