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A High Cross-Pol Isolation Multi-Frequency Antenna for Cloud and Precipitation…

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
90639
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
085479
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: 2009
Title: A High Cross-Pol Isolation Multi-Frequency Antenna for Cloud and Precipitation Research
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX09CD40P
Award Amount: $99,928.00
 

Abstract:

Remote Sensing Solutions will evaluate the critical parameters and generate a design approach for a portable, all-weather multi-wavelength antenna system suitable for supporting GPM ground validation and for use in other NASA cloud and precipitation research programs. The antenna system will have a number of unique characteristics including high gain (approximately 1 deg half-power beam width) and matched antenna beam shapes. The antenna will support multiple frequencies used for cloud and precipitation sensing. The basic design will provide Ku-band (14 GHz) and Ka-band (35 GHz) channels that can support a variety of polarization and absorption-based rain retrieval algorithms. An additional 95 GHz channel will be considered to augment the cloud-sensing capabilities of the antenna and to allow particle sizing in clouds. The antenna will have extremely high cross-polarization isolation suitable for identifying ice cloud particle habit.

Principal Investigator:

James R. Carswell
Principal Investigator
5083629400
carswell@remotesensingsolutions.com

Business Contact:

James Canniff
Business Official
5083629400
canniff@remotesensingsolutions.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Remote Sensing Solutions, Inc.
3179 Main Street, Unit 3, P.O. Box 1092 Barnstable, MA 02630

EIN/Tax ID: 431983861
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No