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IMPROVED PYRGEOMETER INSTRUMENT

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
27385
Program Year/Program:
1996 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
27385
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Yankee Environmental Systems, Inc.
101 Industrial Blvd. Turners Falls, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1996
Title: IMPROVED PYRGEOMETER INSTRUMENT
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $300,000.00
 

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 LONGWAVE RADIATION. CURRENTLY AVAILABLE INSTRUMENTS OFFER UNSATISFACTORY LEVELS OF ACCURACY AND INSTRUMENT-TO-INSTRUMENT CONSISTENCY. RESEARCHERS ARE IDENTIFYING SEVERAL AREAS IN WHICH PYRGEOMETER DESIGN COULD BE IMPROVED AND OUTLINING EXPERIMENTS TO VERIFY THE ENHANCED PERFORMANCE. THE GOAL OF THE PROJECT IS AN INSTRUMENT THAT SIGNIFICANTLY EXCEEDS THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENT OF THE BSRN NETWORK OF 5 PERCENT (OR 10 W/M(2)) MEASUREMENT ERROR AND IS CLOSE TO THE WMO-DEFINED PERFORMANCE LEVEL FOR A SECONDARY STANDARD TOTAL SOLAR PYRANOMETER (1 PERCENT MEASUREMENT ERROE).

Principal Investigator:

Bronislaw K Dichter
4138630200

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Yankee Environmental Systems
101 Industrial Rd Po Box 746 Turners Falls, MA 01376

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