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IMPROVED CAVITY RADIOMETER FOR RADIANCE MEASUREMENTS

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
10442
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
10442
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
The Eppley Laboratorytory I
12 Sheffield Ave Newport, RI 02840
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: IMPROVED CAVITY RADIOMETER FOR RADIANCE MEASUREMENTS
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $375,681.00
 

Abstract:

THIS RESEARCH IS DIRECTED TOWARD IMPROVEMENT OF PRESENT SELF CALIBRATING, THERMOPILE BASED, CAVITY RADIOMETERS FOR USE IN RADIANCE MEASUREMENTS FROM EARTH VIEWING SATELLITE INSTRUMENTS. THE PRIMARY THRUST IS TO IMPROVE THE RESPONSIVITY OF THE DEVICE, AND MINIMIZE POSSIBLE THERMAL OFFSET SIGNALS WITHIN THE SENSOR. THE APPROACH INVOLVES REDESIGN OF THE THERMAL IMPEDANCE OF THE THERMOPILE ELEMENT AND OPTIMIZATION OF THE PLATING TECHNIQUE FOR THE JUNCTIONS. ADDITIONALLY THE MINIMIZATION OF THE EFFECTS OF THE THERMAL TRANSIENTS IN THE HEAT SINK AND THE BAFFLE/APERTURE ASSEMBLY WILL BE STUDIED. CONSIDERATIONS WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE DESIGN TO ALLOW THE SENSORS TO BE EMPLOYED IN A CONTIGUOUS ARRAY FOR USE IN A NON SCANNING EARTH RADIANCE INSTRUMENT.

Principal Investigator:

John R Hickey

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

The Eppley Laboratorytory I
12 Sheffield Ave Newport, RI 02840

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