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An Innovative Low-Cost Dropsonde Using Integrated Rolled Circuit Design

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
61953
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2003-90
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: 2003
Title: An Innovative Low-Cost Dropsonde Using Integrated Rolled Circuit Design
Agency: DOC
Contract: DG133R-03-CN-0053
Award Amount: $75,000.00
 

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 through innovative design and manufacture techniques. YES¿s ongoing research into chilled mirror dew point sensors for radiosonde deployment has given it opportunity to perform some of this research already. We believe we can manufacture a dropsonde (not including the GPS function, more on this later) with less than 15 components, including sensors, by careful selection of existing components. We will demonstrate in this proposal via data sheets and a preliminary schematic the architecture of a dropsonde that fulfills the <15-component realization stated above.

Principal Investigator:

William H. Bauman
Government Programs Mgr.
4138630200
whb@yesinc.com

Business Contact:

Mark C. Beaubien
General Manager
4138630200
mcb@yesinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

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

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