ORFEUS Obstacle Detection for Horizontal Directional Drilling

The project will produce a field proven, market ready, obstacle location technology for use in horizontal directional drilling (HDD) applications. This project seeks to further develop the technology to bring forward a commercially viable product for identifying obstacles in and around the path of a HDD drill rig, therefore, reducing third-party damage to underground utilities.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • USDOT Research Hub DisplayID 157893


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $993970
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

  • Managing Organizations:

    Operations Technology Development

    Des Plaines, IL  United States  60018-1804
  • Project Managers:

    Smith, Robert

  • Start Date: 20180901
  • Expected Completion Date: 20230228
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: Pipeline Safety
  • Subprogram: Threat Prevention

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01869518
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2023 1:53PM