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Wind Radar, Microwave Profiler, and GPS Data Fusion for Mesoscale Modeling

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
52722
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A002-0025
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Radiometrics Corporation
2840 Wilderness Place, Unit G Boulder, CO 80301-0541
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Wind Radar, Microwave Profiler, and GPS Data Fusion for Mesoscale Modeling
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: DAAD17-02-C-0072
Award Amount: $729,363.00
 

Abstract:

In Phase I we demonstrated that tropospheric wind, temperature, humidity and cloud liquid profiles can improve local weather forecasting. We propose in Phase II to develop "Nowcaster Plus", a turnkey local weather forecast system using local troposphericprofile and regional GPS data to significantly advance forecast skill. Local tropospheric soundings are obtained by a wind radar and a microwave profiler. Regional constraints on three dimensional refractivity are obtained by analysis of slant delays froma GPS network. Nowcaster Plus uses regional model, tropospheric profile, slant GPS and other atmospheric data, as available. Nowcaster Plus has commercial applications in airport operations, construction, agriculture, outdoor sporting and entertainment,electric power management and weather risk financial transactions including weather derivatives. It has military applications in artillery and rocket accuracy, forecasting of battlefield ceiling, visibility, and aircraft icing hazards, and atmosphericdispersion of hazardous materials.

Principal Investigator:

Randolph Ware
Scientist
3034499192
ware@radiometrics.com

Business Contact:

Fredrick Solheim
President
3034499192
solheim@radiometrics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Radiometrics Corp.
2840 Wilderness Place, Unit G Boulder, CO 80301

EIN/Tax ID: 841065725
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No