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DOPPLER RADAR IRRIGATION SCHEDULING SYSTEM

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
41901
Program Year/Program:
1999 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
41901
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Caregiver Technologies, Inc.
Caregiver Technologies, Inc. 330 W Gray St, Ste 500 Norman, OK 73069
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1999
Title: DOPPLER RADAR IRRIGATION SCHEDULING SYSTEM
Agency: USDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $230,000.00
 

Abstract:

Not Available Computational Geosciences, Inc. will develop and implement a Doppler Radar Irrigation Scheduling System (DRISS). It will be a real-time, operational system specifically designed to meet the irrigation scheduling information requirements of an irrigation district. DRISS will capitalize on the enhanced capabilities of Doppler radar technology to provide (1) a more accurate estimate of rainfall and (2) a better spatial distribution of the rainfall over the district. It will provide high-resolution information on current hydrometeorological conditions, as well as short-term forecasts (10-14 days) of present hydrometeorological conditions and crop water requirements. This information will assist the end user in responding to dynamically changing hydrometeorological conditions, and allow implementation of an optimum irrigation scheduling and water allocation strategy. This will improve the efficiency of water delivery for the district and make more water available to farmers. DRISS will be a scientifically-based system that integrates naturally occurring rainfall, irrigation data, crop water use, and crop growth stage to develop current hydrological conditions and short-term projections of hydrological conditions for the district. Irrigation water volumes are immense and even modest increases in efficiency can have substantial financial and environmental benefits. These efficiency increases will be realized through DRISS.

Principal Investigator:

Mr Kenneth R Nixon
Principal Investigator

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Computational Geosciences, Inc
330 W. Gray, Suite 500 Norman, OK 73069

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No