Magazine Article

Foldable Instrumented Bits for Ultrasonic/Sonic Penetrators

TBMG-7612

03/01/2010

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Long tool bits are undergoing development that can be stowed compactly until used as rock- or ground-penetrating probes actuated by ultrasonic/sonic mechanisms. These bits are designed to be folded or rolled into compact form for transport to exploration sites, where they are to be connected to their ultrasonic/sonic actuation mechanisms and unfolded or unrolled to their full lengths for penetrating ground or rock to relatively large depths. These bits can be designed to acquire rock or soil samples and/or to be equipped with sensors for measuring properties of rock or soil in situ. These bits can also be designed to be withdrawn from the ground, restowed, and transported for reuse at different exploration sites.

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"Foldable Instrumented Bits for Ultrasonic/Sonic Penetrators," Mobility Engineering, March 1, 2010.
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Mar 1, 2010
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TBMG-7612
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English