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Ground-Based Water Vapor Profiling Lidar

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
90419
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
09-69
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Bennett Aerospace, LLC
2054 Kildaire Farm Road #181 Cary, NC -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Ground-Based Water Vapor Profiling Lidar
Agency: DOC
Contract: WC133R09CN0113
Award Amount: $95,000.00
 

Abstract:

The vertical water vapor profile into the atmosphere is measured around the world using balloon-borne radiosondes that take measurements twice a day when the balloons are launched.  The objective of this proposal is to establish the feasibility of measuring the amount of water vapor vertically, in the atmosphere as a function of altitude using a Light Detection and Ranging (lidar) operating in the eye-safe spectral region.  The system would have to set in place to operate autonomously, relaying data back to a central collection database. We will analyze lidars using the Raman technique, differential absorption lidar (DIAL), and optical parametric oscillators (OPOs).  We will arrive at an optimized solution space that will define the characteristics and behavior of the Bennett Aerospace Water Vapor Profiler system (WaV-ProTM).  WaV-ProTM will be developed and commercialized over three program phases with the goal of dramatically increasing the amount of data for water vapor profiling.  

Principal Investigator:

Douglas Bennett
CEO
9198108509
dbennett@bennettaerospace.com

Business Contact:

Douglas Bennett
CEO
9198108509
dbennett@bennettaerospace.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Bennett Aerospace, LLC
2054 KILDAIRE FARM RD CARY, NC 27518

EIN/Tax ID: 263189443
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No