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Camacho E.,University of Panama | Hutton W.,Quantum Technology Sciences, Inc. | Pacheco J.F.,National University of Costa Rica
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America | Year: 2010

The nature of the northern boundary of the Panama microplate, often referred to as the north Panama deformed belt (NPDB), has been the subject of much speculation. Previous studies have used a variety of data, including teleseismic, gravity, bathymetric, marine magnetic, and field studies of uplift and tsunami deposits, as well as modified Mercalli intensity distributions from historic earthquakes to reveal the nature of the NPDB. Data have been collected for over 30 yrs and yet the character of the NPDB remains unclear. Current analyses and interpretation provide a number of mutually exclusive options and much controversy. In this article we examine local and regional seismicity combined with teleseismic observations and historic earthquake data to present an alternative analysis for the NPDB. Using small earthquakes recorded by a local network we image a well-defined Wadati-Benioff zone dipping southward beneath the Panama microplate. These data provide new evidence regarding the nature of Panama microplate-Caribbean plate boundary kinematics and demonstrate the existence of an active subduction zone. A more complete understanding of the nature of the seismicity and plate interactions along the NPDB offshore Panama, including a subduction zone capable of producing earthquakes of M >7, should be included in future earthquake hazard assessments.


Patent
Quantum Technology Sciences, Inc. | Date: 2015-05-18

A sensor system responsive to acoustic or seismic signals. One system includes a frame and a piezo-electric sensor element. The sensor element, responsive to a wavefield of seismic or acoustic energy, is positioned about the frame. Coupling between the sensor element and the frame is so limited as to render direct coupling of the sensor element with the wavefield the predominant means for stimulating the sensor element with seismic energy. Another system includes a frame and a cable element, responsive to a seismic or acoustic wavefield, extending about the frame. Coupling between the cable element and frame is so limited as to render direct coupling of the sensor element with the wavefield the predominant means for stimulating the sensor element with acoustic or seismic energy. The element may be coaxial cable or have piezo-electric properties to generate a charge differential measurable as a voltage between conductors.


Trademark
Quantum Technology Sciences, Inc. | Date: 2015-04-30

Security products, namely, a system of electric or electronic sensors for detecting movement, direction and motion for situational awareness, intrusion detection, and security purposes.


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Quantum Technology Sciences, Inc. | Date: 2015-04-30

Security products, namely, a system of electric or electronic sensors for detecting movement, direction and motion for situational awareness, intrusion detection, and security purposes.


News Article | June 18, 2014
Site: www.finsmes.com

Quantum Technology Sciences, a Cocoa Beach, Fla.-based provider of intrusion detection and movement monitoring solutions designed for securing energy assets, closed $4.4m Series A funding round. Backers included Bud Brigham of Anthem Ventures, Jim Farnsworth, chief exploration officer with Cobalt International Energy, Infinity Oil & Gas, and Texas-based investment firm McNair Group. The company intends to use the funds for technology commercialization and the initial product platform’s market launch. Founded in 1991 and led by CEO Mark Tinker, PhD, Quantum designs and sells in-ground security solutions to safeguard highly valued assets, critical infrastructure, borders, and perimeters. The company offers a security solution capable of using a single concealed sensor to maintain an awareness perimeter where potential threats on land, underground, in the air and in the water are detected, tracked, and classified in real-time. Quantum has served as the prime contractor for Phase III development and maintenance of the U.S. National Data Center, the Air Force system that provides national authorities quality technical analysis to monitor Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty compliance and other government organizations.

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