30 September 2019 to 3 October 2019
The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters
Europe/Copenhagen timezone

Agile Sub-Ice Geological Drill Development

30 Sep 2019, 14:00
20m
The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters

The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters

The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters H.C. Andersens Boulevard 35 DK-1553 Copenhagen V Denmark
Oral Session 2

Speaker

Mr Christopher Gibson (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Description

The Agile Sub-Ice Geological (ASIG) Drill was developed by U.S. Ice Drilling Program (IDP) for the U.S. National Science Foundation. The design of the system leverages existing exploration drill equipment to create a drill capable of recovering ice core at any targeted depth up to 700m and 10m of rock core beneath up to 700m of ice and firn. The system was developed and tested in 2015 and 2016. Several new mechanical sub-systems were designed for the drill including a custom packer and casing system, a fluid filtration system to remove both ice and rock cuttings, and custom drill bits. This presentation describes the requirements for the drill and the design of the drill to meet those requirements.

Primary authors

Mr Christopher Gibson (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Mr Tanner Kuhl (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Mr Jay Johnson (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Mr Joshua Jetson (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Mr Grant Boeckmann (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

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