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A PASSIVE OPTICAL SCINTILLOMETER USING A NATURALLY ILLUMINATED SCENE

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
10146
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
10146
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: 1989
Title: A PASSIVE OPTICAL SCINTILLOMETER USING A NATURALLY ILLUMINATED SCENE
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $59,587.00
 

Abstract:

ATMOSPHERIC TURBULENCE MEASUREMENT IS IMPORTANT TO ARMY ARTILLERY, AVIATION OPERATIONS AND PREDICTION OF LASER AND CHEMICAL WEAPONS EFFECTS. ATMOSPHERIC TURBULENCE-INDUCED OPTICAL SCINTILLATIONS HAVE LONG BEEN REALIZED THAT OBSERVATIONS OF THE TWINKLING OF STARS AND THE MOTION OF STELLITE IMAGES YIELD INFORMATION ABOUT THE TURBULENCE AND THE WIND SPEED IN THE UPPER ATMOSPHERE. THIS PROPOSAL ADDRESSES A DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUE WHICH WILL MEASURE ATMOSPHERIC TURBULENCE INTENSITY USING A NATURALLY ILLUMINATED SCENE SUCH AS A SUNLIT HILLSIDE, A FOREST OR BUILDINGS. THE PROPOSED TECHNIQUE IS BASED ON A MODIFICATION OF THE EXISTING OPTICAL SCINTILLOMETER FOR WIND MEASUREMENT DEVELOPMENT BY WAVE PROPAGATION LABORATORY OF NOAA. THE OLD SCINTILLOMETER WAS DESIGNED TO MEASURE THE CROSSWIND ONLY. HOWEVER, WITH THE HELP OF MORE SOPHISTICATED ALGORITHM, A SECOND GENERATION OPTICAL SCINTILLOMETER IS ABLE TO MEASURE BOTH ATMOSPHERIC TURBULENCE INTENSITY AND WIND USING A NATURALLY ILLUMINATED SCENE. THE INSTRUMENT WILL PROVIDE REAL-TIME CONTINUOUS MEASUREMENTS OF TURBULENCE INTENSITY IN THE FIELD OPERATION; ALTHOUGH FOGS AND SMOKES MAY OCCASIONALLY INTERRUPT THE MEASUREMENTS, THE INSTRUMENT IS INSENSITIVE TO ENVIRONMENTAL ACOUSTIC AND ELECTROMAGNETIC NOISES. IT IS COMPACT FOR EASY TRANSPORTING AND OPERATIONS.

Principal Investigator:

Ting-i Wang
3019486070

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Scientific Technology Inc
2 Research Pl Rockville, MD 20850

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