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A Low-cost Mobile Automated Sonde Launching System

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
57229
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2002-04
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: A Low-cost Mobile Automated Sonde Launching System
Agency: DOC
Contract: DG1330-02-CN-0036
Award Amount: $75,000.00
 

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 calibration, 6) start data acquisition software, 7)inflate a balloon and verify inflation, 8) release the balloon and sonde, 9) continuously capture data for duration of flight, 10) stop data capture, 11) transfer data to a central data archive, and 12) return to an idle state and prepare for the next launch.

Principal Investigator:

William Bauman
Design Engineer
4138630200
whb@yesinc.com

Business Contact:

Cynthia A. Cote
Accounts Manager
4138630200
cac@yesinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Yankee Environmental Systems, Inc.
101 Industrial Blvd. Turner Falls, MA 01376

EIN/Tax ID: 043054407
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No