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A High Resolution Airborne Atmospheric Boundary Layer and Surface Wind Field…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
72560
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
NOAA 05-121
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Remote Sensing Solutions, Inc.
3179 Main Street, Unit 3, P.O. Box 1092 Barnstable, MA 02630-1105
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: A High Resolution Airborne Atmospheric Boundary Layer and Surface Wind Field Imager for the NOAA WP-3D Aircraft
Agency: DOC
Contract: DG133R-05-CN-1192
Award Amount: $74,642.00
 

Abstract:

High resolution, continuous monitoring of the lower boundary layer wind field and ocean surface wind field within tropical cyclones is required to improve intensity forecasting. This proposed Phase I effort will focus on realizing an operational airborne imaging Doppler radar capable of providing these winds with 15-meter vertical resolution from a minimum of 5000 feet to, and including, the ocean surface. The technical innovations required to realize this system are a digital receiver and spectral processor capable of handling 4.4 Gb/s input data rate and suppressing surface backscatter contamination in the lower volume backscatter profiles; a novel solid-state design that will achieve high sensitivity; a low loss, multi-beam antenna compatible with the NOAA WP-3D aircraft and a real-time retrieval processor. In addition to serving the tropical cyclone forecasting and research communities, this system and innovations developed could service the homeland defense and weather industries.

Principal Investigator:

James R. Carswell
President
5083629400
carswell@rmss.us

Business Contact:

James Canniff
CFO
5083629400
canniff@rmss.us
Small Business Information at Submission:

Remote Sensing Solutions, Inc.
PO Box 1092 Barnstable, MA 02630

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