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Micro Air-launched Expendable Meteorological Sonde (MAXMS) with Selective…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
64999
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N031-0551
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
NEPTUNE SCIENCES, INC.
40201 Highway 190 East Slidell, LA 70461
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Micro Air-launched Expendable Meteorological Sonde (MAXMS) with Selective Availability Anti Spoofing Module (SAASM)-compatible GPS
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-04-C-0278
Award Amount: $443,156.00
 

Abstract:

Phase I research was conducted to prove the feasibility of developing a Micro-sized Air-launched Expendable Meteorological Sonde (MAXMS) for both military and research purposes. Conceptual designs were developed for an instrument that can be launched from standard aircraft countermeasures dispensers and that can achieve the required measurement accuracy. Two variants of the design, SAASM compatible and Standard C/A GPS, were provided. Using the conceptual designs resulting from Phase I research, NSI proposes to fabricate and test laboratory versions of the MAXMS, a ground test and programming fixture (GTPF) and a Flight Receiver Unit. Field prototypes of MAXMS units packaged in MJU-10 countermeasures form factors will be developed and ground tested. Initial flight testing will be conducted using a 6-round MJU-10 dispenser system installed on an appropriate aircraft along with an onboard dispenser control unit, the FRU and appropriate antennas. Final Verification and Validation (V&V) flight tests will use test aircraft equipped to launch larger commercial meteorological dropsondes such as those launched from the Vaisala AVAPS system. This will provide a standard against which data from the MAXMS units can be compared.

Principal Investigator:

Ronald T. Miles
Director of Engineering
9856497252
rmiles@neptunesci.com

Business Contact:

Marshall D. Earle
President
9856497252
md.earle@neptunesci.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

NEPTUNE SCIENCES, INC.
40201 Highway 190 East Slidell, LA 70461

EIN/Tax ID: 721181381
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No