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Active Rain-Radar Calibrator for Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
22685
Program Year/Program:
1994 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
22685
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
CENTER FOR REMOTE SENSING, INC.
3702 Pender Drive Suite 170 Fairfax, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1994
Title: Active Rain-Radar Calibrator for Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

We propose to design a state-of-the-art active radar calibrator which will be used for absolute calibration of the TRMM Rain Radar. During Phase I, we investigate several architectures and perform design evaluations with the ultimate objective of designing an improved radar calibrator with unprecedented accuracy and stability, yet optimized for cost and complexity. The active calibrator will be optimized for cost, weight, reliability, stability, gain, sidelobe, cross polarization, etc. The absolute accuracy should be much better then 1 dB. We shall investigate the limiting factors in attaining gain stability of 0.1 dB or so. Critical technology requirements will be identified and finally we shall perform a complete design for the optimized candidate. The design will include Receiving and Transmitting antennas, active transponder and complete configuration including Radome and housing. Based on the design and performance estimates, we shall construct a prototype unit and test it during Phase II. We propose to undertake the manufacture and field deployment of such units during and beyond Phase II.

Principal Investigator:

Suman Ganguly
7038480800

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Center For Remote Sensing,
P.O. Box 9244 Mclean, VA 22102

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