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SATELLITE MICROWAVE-SOUNDER-BASED ATLANTIC CYCLONE FORECASTS

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
638
Program Year/Program:
1984 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
638
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Nichols Research Corp
4040 S Memorial Pkwy Huntsville, AL 35802
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1984
Title: SATELLITE MICROWAVE-SOUNDER-BASED ATLANTIC CYCLONE FORECASTS
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $499,145.00
 

Abstract:

THIS PROJECT DEMONSTRATES THE IMPROVEMENT IN FORECASTING THEINTENSITY AND MOTION OF TROPICAL CYCLONES THAT IS POSSIBLE BY APPLYING A HIGH DIMENSIONAL EMPIRICAL EIGENVECTOR PATTERNRECOGNITION TECHNIQUE TO RADIATION MEASUREMENTS BY SPACEBORNE SENSORS. THE OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY IS TO DEVELOP A PRELIMINARY SET OF FORECAST ALGORITHMS WHICH DEMONSTRATE A CAPABILITY TO FORECAST INTENSITY OR MOTION WITH SMALLER ERRORS THAN THE OFFICIAL FORECASTS. IN PHASE II THE ALGORITHM PERFORMANCE WILL BE FURTHER IMPROVED AND PROTOTYPE ALGORITHMS WILL BE DEVELOPED AND FORMATTED FOR TESTING BY POTENTIAL USERS. THE APPROACH IS TO USE A REGRESSION ANALYSIS TO RELATE THE COEFFICIENTS OF THE EIGENVECTOR EXPANSION OF A SPACIAL DISTRIBUTION OF TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SOUNDINGS DERIVED FROM MICROWAVE AND IR RADIANCES TO THE PRESENT AND FUTURE INTENSITY AND MOTION OF A TROPICAL STORM. THE STUDY USES THE TOVS DATA PRODUCTS FROM NOAA SATELLITES BEGINNING WITH TIROS-N AS PREDICTORS.

Principal Investigator:

Herbert E. Hunter

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Nichols Research Corp
4040 South Memorial Pkwy Huntsville, AL 35802

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