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DEEP SEA OCEANOGRAPHIC FLOATS

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
768
Program Year/Program:
1983 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
768
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Webb Research Corp.
82 Technology Park Drive East Falmouth, MA 02536
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1983
Title: DEEP SEA OCEANOGRAPHIC FLOATS
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $32,000.00
 

Abstract:

A CONTROLLED BOUYANCY SYSTEM (CBS) FOR USE WITH NEUTRALLY BOUYANT SOFAR FLOATS IS PROPOSED. THE DEVELOPMENTCOULD RESULT IN AN IMPORTANT AND TIMELY ENHANCEMENT IN OCEANOBSERVATION TECHNIQUES. A SPECIFIC PROGRAM OF DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT, TESTING AND FIELDUSE IS PROPOSED, HOWEVER, A SUCCESSFUL PROGRAM COULD OPEN SEVERAL OTHER POTENTIALLY PROMISING OBSERVATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES. OCEAN OBSERVATION USING SOFAR FLOATS IS NOW A MATURE TECHNIQUE, AND THE ADDITION OF A CONTROLLABLE BOUYANCY SYSTEM WOULD PERMIT PROGRAMMING OF THE VERTICAL PROFILES. A SPECIFIC GOAL OF OBSERVING THE THERMAL LAYER THICKNESS AS WELL AS FLOAT MOTION IS INTENDED TO LEAD TO IMPROVED MEASUREMENTS OF POTENTIAL VORTICITY. THE TECHNICAL PROBLEMS ARE OUTLINED, A PATH TO A TECHNICAL SOLUTION, AS WELL AS A PROGRAM OF TESTING AND EXPLOITATION IS PROPOSED.

Principal Investigator:

Douglas c. webb
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Webb Research Corp.
769 Palmer Ave. Falmouth, MA 02540

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