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Advanced Radiometer For Cloud Liquid Water and Aircraft Icing Detection

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
72674
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
041926
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Advanced Radiometer For Cloud Liquid Water and Aircraft Icing Detection
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNC05CA54C
Award Amount: $69,988.00
 

Abstract:

Aircraft icing continues to be one of the major safety and operational concerns of the FAA, elements of the military, and the foreign military and civilian counterparts. Attempts to develop methods to directly detect aircraft icing meteorological conditions have met with mixed success. Combining microwave radiometers with radars has shown great promise, but deficiencies of the radiometers have limited their value. In this proposed effort we will develop a fast sampling multifrequency profiling and dual polarization narrow beam radiometer system to overcome these deficiencies. In this proposed radiometer system, all beams are collinear and match the antenna gain pattern of weather research radars. The radiometer will have the capability of profiling (ranging) water vapor along the beam as well as discriminate ice and water phase hydrometeors. We will also develop a fast beam steering system to operate in concert with the radar. Phase II will produce a turnkey radiometric system, ready to deploy.

Principal Investigator:

Fredrick Solheim
Principal Investigator
3034499192
solheim@radiometrics.com

Business Contact:

fredrick S. solheim
VP R&D
3034499192
solheim@radiometrics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Radiometrics Corporation
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