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USING OPTICAL SCINTILLATION TO MEASURE SNOW PARAMETERS

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
7582
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
7582
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SCIENTIFIC TECHNOLOGIES CORP.
4400 E BROADWAY BLVD, STE 705 TUCSON, AZ 85711
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: USING OPTICAL SCINTILLATION TO MEASURE SNOW PARAMETERS
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,000.00
 

Abstract:

INCREASING NEEDS ON WEATHER MONITORING HAS PURSUED THE AUTOMATED MEASUREMENT OF PRECIPITATION USING REMOTE SENSING TECHNOLOGY AND OPTICAL SCINTILLATION IN RECENT YEARS. ALTHOUGH AN EARLIER DEVELOPED OPTICAL RAIN GAUGE HAS BEEN SUCCESSFULLY TESTED IN FIELD OPERATIONS FOR THE MEASUREMENT OF INSTANTANEOUS RAINRATES, THE SYSTEM IS UNABLE TO MEASURE THE EQUIVALENT WATER CONTENT OF SNOW. SCIENTIFIC TECHNOLOGYIS PROPOSING A TECHNIQUE TO QUANTITATIVELY MEASURE THE SNOW INTENSITY AND THE EQUIVALENT WATER CONTENT OF SNOW USING OPTICAL SCINTILLATION TECHNOLOGY SIMILAR TO THAT OF THE OPTICAL RAIN GAUGE. DURING PHASE I, SCIENTIFIC TECHNOLOGY WILL ESTABLISH THE THEORETICAL BASIS TO THE DETECTION OF THE SNOW-INDUCED SIGNALS. THIS INFORMATION WILL BE USED TO OBTAIN A SET OF OPTIMUM DESIGN PARAMETERS FOR A LOW-COST OPERATIONAL RAIN/SNOW GAUGE. IN ADDITION, SCIENTIFIC TECHNOLOGY WILL ALSO PREPARE A TELEMETRY ADD-ON TECHNIQUE FOR AUTOMATED REMOTE REPORTING.

Principal Investigator:

Ting-i wang
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Scientific Technology Inc
4 Professional Drive Suite 125 Gaithersburg, MD 20878

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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No