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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER ATMOSPHERIC BOUNDARY LAYER EXPERIMENT

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
6703
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
6703
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ENSCO Inc
5400 Port Royal Rd Springfield, VA 22151
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: KENNEDY SPACE CENTER ATMOSPHERIC BOUNDARY LAYER EXPERIMENT
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $474,000.00
 

Abstract:

SINCE THE KENNEDY SPACE CENTER (KSC) IS LOCATED IN A COASTALENVIRONMENT WITH SEVERAL DIFFERENT LAND/WATER INTERFACES, COMPLEX AND UNIQUE LOW-LEVEL CIRCULATION PATTERNS ARE OBSERVED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. CONVENTIONAL METEOROLOGICAL DATA (I.E., SURFACE TOWER NETWORK, ONCE OR TWICE DAILY RAWINSONDE RELEASES, AND SYNOPTIC SURFACE DATA) ARE NOT ADEQUATE TO FULLY DESCRIBE THE THREE-DIMENSIONAL DETAILS OF LAND/SEA BREEZES. BECAUSE OF THESE UNIQUE FLOW PATTERNS, NASA HAS A GREAT NEED FOR DETAILED METEOROLOGICAL DATA AND ANALYSES OF THE THREE-DIMENSIONAL STRUCTURE OF THE PLANETARYBOUNDARY LAYER AT KSC IN ORDER TO REDUCE WEATHER INTERFERENCES ON SOME OF ITS CRITICAL OPERATIONS. A PROPOSED PHASED PROJECT, KABLE (KENNEDY SPACE CENTER ATMOSPHERIC BOUNDARY LAYER EXPERIMENT), WILL PROVIDE NASA WITH A COST EFFECTIVE, INNOVATIVE SOLUTION TO MANY OF THEIR SHORT-RANGE FORECASTING PROBLEMS. THIS PROJECT WILL PROVIDENASA WITH A CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA BASE OF THE PLANETARY BOUNDARY LAYER IN THE KSC/CAPE CANAVERAL REGION, DATA TO EVALUATE THE SEA BREEZE MODULES IN VARIOUS MODELS USED OPERATIONALLY AT KSC, AND ADDITONAL PERMANENT METEOROLOGICALINSTRUMENTATION USEFUL FOR OPERATIONAL SHORT-RANGE WEATHER FORECASTING.

Principal Investigator:

Gregory E Taylor Ph D

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Ensco Inc.
5400 Port Royal Rd Springfield, VA 22151

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