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Inexpensive Airborne Expandable Ice Buoys (AXIB) Suitable for Marginal Ice Zone…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
80788
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
NOAA 06-24
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
LBI, Inc.
973 NORTH ROAD GROTON, CT -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Inexpensive Airborne Expandable Ice Buoys (AXIB) Suitable for Marginal Ice Zone Deployment
Agency: DOC
Contract: DG133R06CN0146
Award Amount: $95,000.00
 

Abstract:

The proposed solution provides a low-cost practical air-droppable package for existing polar ice meteorological sensor systems. The buoy package will be configured for deployment from a fixed wing aircraft. Descent is stabilized and slowed by a parachute deployed after launch, and designed for a descent rate of 20 ft/s or less. When deployed on the ice, the buoy will erect to the vertical for operation. The erection and anchoring system consists of four erector legs and an anchoring screw. An integrated commercially available sensor and communication package utilizing a commercial Argos platform transmitter terminal will interface with a GPS receiver, barometric pressure, air temperature and an ice/water thermistor using NMEA standard interfaces. The PPT will provide hourly data transmission through the Argos satellite network. LBI, Inc. provides complete development and production capabilities thereby ensuring a least-cost solution.

Principal Investigator:

Peter J. Legnos
President
8604468058
plegnos@legnosboat.com

Business Contact:

Peter J. Legnos
President
8604468058
plegnos@legnosboat.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

LBI, Inc.
973 North Road Groton, CT 06340

EIN/Tax ID: 060902640
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No