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A PROPOSAL TO DEVELOP AN IONOSPHERIC TOMOGRAPHY SYSTEM

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
12751
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
12751
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
NorthWest Research Associates, Inc.
P.O. Box 3027 Bellevue, WA 98009-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: A PROPOSAL TO DEVELOP AN IONOSPHERIC TOMOGRAPHY SYSTEM
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $483,161.00
 

Abstract:

TRANSIONOSPHERIC C3I RADIO SYSTEMS AND OTH RADARS BENEFIT FROM KNOWLEDGE OF PLASMA DENSITY (RADIO REFRACTIVE INDEX) IN THE IONOSPHERE AND GRADIENTS HEREIN. WE PROPOSE TO ASSESS FEASIBILITY OF AN IONOSPHERIC TOMOGRAPHY SYSTEM (ITS) FOR PROVIDING SUCH INFORMATION IN THE FORM OF NEAR-REAL-TIME IMAGES, USING MUTUALLY COHERENT VHF-UHF SIGNALS PRESENTLY TRANSMITTED FROM THE NNSS ("TRANSIT") SATELLITES. WE PROPOSE ALSO, IN PHASE I, TO PREPARE PAPER DESIGNS FOR (1) A DIGITAL RECEIVING SUBSYSTEM TO RECORD THE PATH FROM SUCH A SATELLITE AND (2) A DATA COMMUNICATION SUBSYSTEM FOR TRANSFERRING THE TEC RECORDS FROM SEVERAL SUCH REMOTE RECEIVERS TO A CENTRAL PROCESSING FACILITY, HOPEFULLY IN CON-US REGARDLESS OF RECEIVER LOCATION. IN ADDITION, WE PROPOSE TO ASSESS AND ADAPT IMAGE-FORMATION SOFTWARE PRESENTLY EMPLOYED IN OCEAN ACOUSTIC TOMOGRAPHY FOR USE IN THE ITS. WE BELIEVE OUR RECEIVER DESIGN CONCEPT TO BE INNOVATIVE IN ITS SIMPLICITY, WHICH SHOULD LEAD TO LOW COST AND READY TRANSPORTABILITY. WE ENVISION DEVELOPMENT AND DEPLOYMENT OF A PROTOTYPE ITS IN A PHASE II EFFORT.

Principal Investigator:

Edward J Fremouw
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Northwest Research Associates
Po Box 3027 Bellevue, WA 98009

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