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Company Information:

Company Name:
Yankee Environmental Systems, Inc.
Address:
101 Industrial Blvd.
Turners Falls, MA
Phone:
(413) 863-0200
URL:
EIN:
43054407
DUNS:
621127018
Number of Employees:
10
Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Commercialization:

Has been acquired/merged with?:
N/A
Has had Spin-off?:
N/A
Has Had IPO?:
N/A
Year of IPO:
N/A
Has Patents?:
N/A
Number of Patents:
N/A
Total Sales to Date $:
$ 0.00
Total Investment to Date $
$ 0.00
POC Title:
N/A
POC Name:
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Narrative:
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $2,730,462.00 36
SBIR Phase II $10,202,805.00 20
STTR Phase I $320,000.00 3
STTR Phase II $499,060.00 1

Award List:

ULTRAVIOLET MEASURING INSTRUMENTATION WITH THERMAL STABILIZATION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$48,200.00
Agency:
USDA
Principal Investigator:
Arthur F Beaubien
Abstract:
High levels of ultraviolet radiation are known to be responsible for biologically harmful effects in plants and animals. concern about intensity of the ultraviolet radiation at the surface of the earth has greatly increased since the discovery of the "ozone hole" over antarctica in 1985. the task of… More

IMPROVEMENTS IN TOTAL SOLAR PYRANOMETER DESIGN

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Significant improvements in performance and reductions in manufacturing costs for the total solar pyranometer are expected from this project. the research is needed to provide the energy systems engineer with more precise information on incoming solar radiation so that new solar-driven energy… More

LOW COST ULTRAVIOLET SPECTRAL INSTRUMENTATION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,100.00
Agency:
USDA
Principal Investigator:
Dr Bronislaw K Dichter
Abstract:
N/a

LOW COST ULTRAVIOLET SPECTRAL INSTRUMENTATION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$215,000.00
Agency:
USDA
Principal Investigator:
Dr Bronislaw K Dichter
Abstract:
High levels of ultraviolet (uv) radiation are known to be responsible for biologically harmful effects in plants and animals. concern about intensity of the uv radiation at the surface of the earth has greatly increased since the discovery of the "ozone hole" over antarctica in 1985. the task of… More

CHARACTERIZATION OF FLUORESCENT PHOSPHORS FOR LOW-COST SOLAR ULTRAVIOLET IRRADIANCE MEASURING INSTRUMENTATION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,449.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Bronislaw K Dichter
Abstract:
Recent concern over the depletion of the ozone layer has highlighted the need for improved instrumentation for measuring solar, ultraviolet light. researchers are studying the development of low-cost detectors with spectral sensitivities in the uv regions of current scientific interest. the… More

A BOOTSTRAPPED METEOROLOGICAL THERMOMETER

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency:
USDA
Principal Investigator:
Dr David J Beaubien
Abstract:
N/a

IMPROVED PYRGEOMETER INSTRUMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$64,798.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Bronislaw K Dichter
Abstract:
N/a

IMPROVED IN-SITU TROPOSPHERIC HUMIDITY SENSOR FOR ACCURATE DMSP CALIBRATION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$78,926.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Arthur Bisberg
Abstract:
N/a

IMPROVED IN-SITU TROPOSPHERIC HUMIDITY SENSOR FOR ACCURATE DMSP CALIBRATION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$429,905.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Arthur Bisberg
Abstract:
There is a strong requirement to obtain improved upper air water vapor data. this requirement arises from several sources as enumerated in the solicitation. the radiosonde is the only practical vehicle to obtain the quantity of data and vertical resolution needed. the radiosonde uses the carbon… More

A BOOTSTRAPPED METEOROLOGICAL THERMOMETER

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$193,000.00
Agency:
USDA
Principal Investigator:
Dr David J Beaubien
Abstract:
The proposed program would result in the development of a portable field instrument for the measurement of ambient air temperature to an absolute accuracy of 0.01 degrees centigrade. the proposed instrument would substantially improve our ability to measure ambient air temperature and, in addition,… More

Development of a Low Cost, Narrowband, Solar Ultraviolet Spectroradiometer for Field Use

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$75,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Mark C. Beaubien
Abstract:
N/a

Instrument for Measurement of Global and Direct Components of Solar Ultraviolet-B Radiation

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$54,997.00
Agency:
USDA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

An Automated Infrared Shadowdisk Radiometer

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$75,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Mark C. Beaubien
Abstract:
N/a

IMPROVED PYRGEOMETER INSTRUMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$300,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Bronislaw K Dichter
Abstract:
The measurement of broadband longwave atmospheric (ir) radiation is a key element of the study of the global climate and global climate change mechanisms. there is a significant need for reducing the measurement uncertainties of ground and airborne-based instrumentation for the measurement of… More

Instrument for Measurement of Global and Direct Components of Solar Ultraviolet-B Radiation

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$220,000.00
Agency:
USDA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
The proposed project would lead to the development of a low cost ($10-20,000) solar ultraviolet-B radiation instrument capable of measuring the narrowband direct, diffuse and global solar spectral radiation in the 300-368 nm wavelength range. This new instrument is an extension of the well-proven… More

An Automated Infrared Shadowdisk Radiometer

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Mark C. Beaubien
Abstract:
N/a

Development of a Low Cost, Narrowband, Solar Ultraviolet Spectroradiometer for Field Use

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Mark C. Beaubien
Abstract:
N/a

Low Cost Instrument for Automatic Determination of Cloud Cover

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency:
USDA
Principal Investigator:
Mr. Arthur Bisberg , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
N/a

Low Cost Instrument for Automatic Determination of Cloud Cover

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$220,000.00
Agency:
USDA
Principal Investigator:
Mr. Arthur Bisberg , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
There is a continuing need for reliable cloud observations to drive climatic UV-B prediction models. Traditionally, observations such as cloud cover are made by human observers, and thus often suffer from uncertainties due to the subjectivity of the observer. Cloud cover data is especially… More

Advances in Shortwave Measurement Technology: An Isothermal Radiation Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$75,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Dr. William O Jeffries , Senior Research Engineer
Abstract:
23 Advances in Shortwave Measurement Technology: An Isothermal Radiation Detector--Yankee Environmental Systems, Inc., Airport Industrial Park, 101 Industrial Boulevard, Turners Falls, MA 01376-1608; (413) 863-0200 Dr. William O Jeffries, Principal Investigator Mrs. Cynthia A. Cote, Business… More

Portable Irradiance Calibration System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$55,000.00
Agency:
USDA
Principal Investigator:
Mr. arthur f. beaubien
Abstract:
The energy from the sun is the overall engine that drives our climate. Widespread concern over thedepletion of the stratospheric ozone layer, and the effect that this may have on UV-B irradiance levelsat the surface of the Earth, has highlighted the need for improved technology for precisely… More

Advances in Shortwave Measurement Technology: An Isothermal Radiation Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Dr. William O Jeffries , Senior Research Engineer
Abstract:
23 Advances in Shortwave Measurement Technology: An Isothermal Radiation Detector--Yankee Environmental Systems, Inc., Airport Industrial Park, 101 Industrial Boulevard, Turners Falls, MA 01376-1608; (413) 863-0200 Dr. William O Jeffries, Principal Investigator Mrs. Cynthia A. Cote, Business… More

An Economical Standalone Wind-Electric Ice Making System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$75,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Dr. William Q. Jeffries , Design Engineer
Abstract:
51155-98-I An Economical Standalone Wind-Electric Ice Making System--Yankee Environmental Systems, Inc., 101 Industrial Boulevard, Turners Falls, MA 01376-1608; (413) 863-0200 Dr. William Q. Jeffries, Principal Investigator Ms. Cynthia A. Cote, Business Official DOE Grant No.… More

Instrumentation for Water Vapor Measurements for Radiosondes

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$75,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Mr. William M. Stein , Design Engineer
Abstract:
51137-98-I Instrumentation for Water Vapor Measurements for Radiosondes--Yankee Environmental Systems, Inc., 101 Industrial Boulevard, Turners Falls, MA 01376-1608; (413) 863-0200 Mr. William M. Stein, Principal Investigator Ms. Cynthia A. Cote, Business Official DOE Grant No.… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Dr William Q Jeffries , Design Engineer
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Mr William M Stein , Design Engineer
Abstract:
N/a

A Low Cost Automated Radiosonde Launch System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Not Available ORBITEC proposes to assess an innovative multi-mode propulsion system based on a unique new vortex combustion technology. The basic operational modes include vortex hybrid rocket, cool-wall ramjet/scramjet, and cool-wall liquid propellant rocket. The Vortex-Combustion Combined Cycle… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$75,000.00
Agency:
DOC
Principal Investigator:
David J. Beaubien, Sr, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
William Q. Jeffries, Senior Design Engineer
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Wayne H. Erxleben, PhD, Design Engineer
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
William M. Stein, Senior Design Engineer
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
William M. Stein, Senior Design Engineer
Abstract:
N/a

Fire Resistant, Labor Saving, Reduced Weight, Pipe Coupling

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Wayne Erxleben, Design Engineer
Abstract:
This proposal describes research and development to be completed during Phase II of an SBIR, building on the accomplishments of Phase I, to develop meteorological sensors based on fiber optic technology, for use at sea. While the ultimate goal continuesto be an entire meteorological suite of… More

Development of a Quantum Cascade Laser-Based Detector for Ammonia and Nitric Acid

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
William Q. Jeffries, Senior Design Engineer
Abstract:
65811 The existing Multi-Filter Rotating Shadowband Radiometer (MFRSR) is widely used for atmospheric radiation monitoring by the DOE, the USDA, and several NASA programs. This project will fundamentally redesign the radiometer to extend the range of wavelengths it can measure, improve accuracy… More

Advanced NDA Technology for Remotely Handled Transuranic and Mixed Waste

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Wayne H. Erxleben, Senior Design Engineer
Abstract:
65616 Many types of ground-based atmospheric radiation instruments, both broadband and spectral, need to be mounted on sun-tracking platforms. However, commercially available solar trackers are: (1) either very large, expensive, heavy-duty platforms made to hold multiple instruments, or simple… More

A Personal Health and Fitness Wizard

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,994.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Mark Beaubien, President
Abstract:
A multi-level web-connected network of meteorological sensors has the potential to gather environmental data in real time while automatically disseminating information to all echelons of military personnel. We discuss the design of a distributed, wirelesssurface meteorological data collection and… More

Next Generation Precipitation Samplers for the National Atmospheric Deposition Program

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
DOC
Principal Investigator:
Mark C. Beaubien, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
N/a

Next Generation Precipitation Samplers for the National Atmospheric Deposition Program

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$300,000.00
Agency:
DOC
Principal Investigator:
Mark C. Beaubien, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
N/a

A Solid-State Irradiance Calibrator for Field Use

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
70813 Expanding our understanding of climate change will require more accurate measurements of solar radiation. Although the frequent calibration of radiometers is essential for accurate data collection, it is not practical to send field instruments to a calibration facility. A solid state… More

A Novel Constant-Chopper Scanning Radiometer

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
70697 The DOE¿s mission to expand our understanding of climate and climate change drives the need for improved measurement of radiation from the sun, clouds, and atmosphere. The absolute accuracy of field radiometers such as pyrgeometers and shaded pyranometers is undetermined because the… More

A Low-cost Mobile Automated Sonde Launching System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$75,000.00
Agency:
DOC
Principal Investigator:
William Bauman, Design Engineer
Abstract:
We describe a radiosonde launch system that is automatic, robust, fault-tolerant, and mobile. Once loaded, for each cycle the system will automatically: 1) Determine ambient conditions, 2) power up a radiosonde, 3) tune the receiver, 4) initialize sonde communication, 5) performs pre-launch… More

Automated Sonde Launching System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$300,000.00
Agency:
DOC
Principal Investigator:
William H. Bauman, Government Programs Mgr.
Abstract:
Upper atmospheric measurements of temperature, humidity and winds are required daily at hundreds of locations around the world. These critical measurements are primarily made by radiosondes carried aloft by balloons filled with helium and tracked by ground stations. Currently, the process of… More

An Innovative Low-Cost Dropsonde Using Integrated Rolled Circuit Design

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$75,000.00
Agency:
DOC
Principal Investigator:
William H. Bauman, Government Programs Mgr.
Abstract:
Current dropsondes (and radiosondes for that matter) are manufactured, using process and materials nearly 20 years old. The standard dropsonde is 16 inches long by 2.25 inches in diameter, weighing about one pound. YES proposes to significantly reduce size and weight of the current sensor package… More

An Innovative Low-Cost Dropsonde using Integrated Flexible Circuit Design

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$300,000.00
Agency:
DOC
Principal Investigator:
William Stein, Sr. Design Engineer
Abstract:
Upper atmospheric measurements of temperature, humidity, pressure and winds are required daily at hundreds of locations around the world to drive numerical weather prediction forecast models. In the US these critical measurements are made by Radiosondes carried aloft by balloons filled with helium… More

Distributed Optical Imaging of the Upper Atmosphere

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Mark C. Beaubien, Sr. Engineer
Abstract:
This proposal describes an automatic sky imager capable of remotely and automatically imaging sub-visual optical emissions from the atmosphere. The USAF is charged with monitoring space weather, as well as modeling and forecasting space weather phenomena including equatorial plumes, auroral arcs, or… More

Combined Source Micro Power Plants for Wireless Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Research Institution:
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
RI Contact:
Carol Sprague
Abstract:
76213-The intelligent control of residential and commercial heating, cooling, and lighting, as well as industrial processes, could save huge amounts of energy. Because information must be gathered from dispersed locations, small, easy to install, self-powered, wireless sensors will be needed to… More

Deployable Micro Weather Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
In order to develop a realistic common operating environment for both mission planning and operations, timely weather information is critical. Weather is a critical factor to mission success in our high tech era where the warfighter relies upon ever increasingly sensitive optical systems. Real time… More

Distributed Optical Imaging of the Upper Atmosphere

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,900.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Mark C. Beaubien, Sr. Engineer/GM
Abstract:
The widespread use of GPS-guided ordinance (e.g. JDAM) requires mission planning tools to detect space weather events that might adversely affect GPS targeting accuracy, navigation and HF communications. Essentially, lack of real time knowledge of space-weather induced electromagnetic disturbances… More

Deployable Micro Weather Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$600,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Mark C. Beaubien, Sr. Engineer
Abstract:
DoD requires an affordable tactical weather measurement solution capable of delivering surface and near-surface meteorological data, especially wind beyond treetop levels, from any location on earth. This proposal describes a highly portable, extremely rugged approach for real time meteorological… More

Multifunction, EO Meteorological Probes with Inherent Cross-Platform Capabilities

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Mark C. Beaubien, President
Research Institution:
VIRGINIA TECH
RI Contact:
Carvel Holton
Abstract:
The Navy's need for innovative sensors and measurement techniques to obtain Meteorological and Oceanographic (METOC) variables exists in an environment of strongly interdependent operational, tactical, modeling and forecast requirements, particularly as applied to the operationally critical lower… More

Multifunction, EO Meteorological Probes with Inherent Cross-Platform Capabilities: a Boundary Layer Profiler (BLiP)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,060.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Mark C. Beaubien, Sr. Engineer
Research Institution:
VIRGINIA TECH
RI Contact:
Carvel Holton
Abstract:
Radar ducting behavior is a rather complex function of several environmental parameters into the atmospheric boundary layer but is dominated by humidity and temperature. Ideally, what is needed is a sensor that assesses real time vertical profiles of humidity, clouds and index/temperature and… More

Buoy Atmospheric Precipitation Sampler

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$95,000.00
Agency:
DOC
Principal Investigator:
Mark C. Beaubien, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
Reliable automated collection and measurement of precipitation from moored buoys has been an elusive goal. Operation of open aperture collectors on ocean platforms is problematic, requiring constant human attention and intervention to prevent sea spray from contaminating the collected samples, and… More

Handheld Real Time (RT) Climatic/Environmental Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Mark C. Beaubien, Sr. Engineer
Abstract:
DoD is required to comply with EPA acceptable opacity levels, whereas training operations often involve smoke plumes and a portable measurement tool is needed for regulatory compliance. Passive imaging techniques for opacity measurements unfortunately are constrained by two limits: First, the… More

Next-Generation Marine Atmosphere Observing Instrumentation

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Mark C. Beaubien, Sr. Engineer
Abstract:
The need for atmospheric pressure, temperature and wind (PTU+wind) vertical profile data over the data sparse open ocean remains a significant problem. Ship-based upper air stations provide synoptic observations but also act as homing beacons for the fleet. Few air-deployed dropsondes are… More

Handheld Real Time (RT) Climatic/Environmental Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$375,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Mark C. Beaubien, Sr. Engineer
Abstract:
This project will develop an automated handheld/portable optical measurement system for determining the opacity of nearby smoke plumes. It will provide a real time ascertainment of EPA clean air act requirements at DoD installations within the CONUS. It will be usable by minimally trained personnel… More

Next-Generation Marine Atmosphere Observing Instrumentation

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Mark Beaubien, Sr. Engineer – (413) 863-0200
Abstract:
This project will develop an automated means of deploying multiple dropsondes from manned aircraft into hurricanes. Today, significant airspace is physically inaccessible from surface upper air stations, leaving data sparse regions over the oceans. Automated airborne dropsonde deployment systems… More

Glidersonde, a Meteorological Optical Profiling Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$124,999.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Mark C. Beaubien, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The "Glidersonde"is a UAV-deployed environmental sensor suite that is air-deployed and glides into denied or hazardous areas including volcanoes or nuclear emergency, wildland fire or HAZMAT release areas. It can either be released by hand or used with Yankee's commercial Automated… More

STTR Phase I: Enhancing Access to the Radio Spectrum for Learning, NSF11-561

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$150,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Research Institution:
University of South Florida
RI Contact:
Huseyin Arslan
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will improve the number of wireless communication signals that can be accommodated by the electromagnetic spectrum. Used for mobile and internet communication, the electromagnetic spectrum has become extremely crowded in recent times. In… More

Miniature Air Launched Rawinsonde and Dropsonde (MALRD)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$150,000.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Mark C. Beaubien, Sr, Engineer – (413) 863-0200
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: We describe miniature, highly rugged environmental dropsonde technology capable of four dimensional in-situ atmospheric pressure, temperature, relative humidity and Global Positioning System (GPS) wind speed/direction real time measurements. A primary goal is to provide accuracy while… More

Atmospheric Characterization for Directed Energy Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Mark C. Beaubien, Sr. Engineer – (413) 863-0200
Abstract:
Test and evaluation of directed energy weapons requires upper air data to accurately characterize environmental conditions within the test range. We describe an expendable lightweight f"ff"Optisondef"ff sensor package that measures in-situ pressure, temperature, humidity, winds and… More