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Buoy Atmospheric Precipitation Sampler

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
80790
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
NOAA 06-102
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: 2006
Title: Buoy Atmospheric Precipitation Sampler
Agency: DOC
Contract: DG133R06CN0155
Award Amount: $95,000.00
 

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 for dealing with freezing conditions in colder climates. Approaches are described that have the potential to automate these measurements over a six week period are proposed that extend the current state-of-the-art. We investigate sample segmentation and quality control screening for detection of sea salt, bird interference or other errors. The proposed system will provide continuous unattended collection and measurement of precipitation in all weather conditions, but will probably have to shut down during higher sea states. A low cost commercial system suitable for buoy deployment worldwide would be the result of this effort.

Principal Investigator:

Mark C. Beaubien
Senior Engineer
4138630200
mcb@yesinc.com

Business Contact:

Nancy L. Turgeon
Finance
4138630200
nlt@yesinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Yankee Environmental Systems
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