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RETRIEVAL OF ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE PROFILES FROM SATELLITE SOUNDING DATA WITH…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
12833
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
12833
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
PHYRE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
1950 Cordell Court Suite 104 El Cajon, CA 92020
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: RETRIEVAL OF ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE PROFILES FROM SATELLITE SOUNDING DATA WITH A NEURAL NETWORK
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE PROPOSED STUDY WILL DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF USING A NEURAL NETWORK TO RETRIEVE ENVIRONMENTAL PARAMETERS SUCH AS THOSE DISCUSSED IN THE 1986 JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF MEMORANDUM MJCS 154-86. BECAUSE NEURAL NETWORKS ARE INHERENTLY PATTERN PROCESSORS, THEY ARE EXCELLENT CANDIDATES TO PROCESS THE OUTPUTS OF SATELLITE-BORNE SOUNDERS. A NETWORK IMPLEMENTED ON A DESKTOP COMPUTER WILL BE TRAINED TO MATCH SOUNDING DATA TO MEASURED TEMPERATURE PROFILES TAKEN OVER LAND AND OCEAN, IN TROPICAL AND MID-LATITUDE REGIONS, AND IN DIFFERENT SEASONS. IT WILL, THEREAFTER BE ABLE TO QUICKLY SYNTHESIZE TEMPERATURE PROFILES FROM NEW SOUNDING DATA, EVEN IF THE DATA WERE COLLECTED UNDER CONDITIONS NOT EXACTLY MATCHING THOSE REPRESENTED IN THE TRAINING SET. PHASE I OF THE PROJECT WILL CHOOSE THE BEST NETWORK FOR THE APPLICATION AND ESTABLISH THE FEASIBILITY AND ACCURACY OF THE METHOD. TESTS WILL BE RUN USING PROPRIETARY NETWORK DESIGNS TO DEMONSTRATE THE EFFICACY OF THE METHOD. THE ULTIMATE GOAL OF LATER PHASES OF THE RESEARCH IS TO INCREASE THE ACCURACY AND UTILITY OF ATMOSPHERIC PARAMETER RETRIEVAL USING DESKTOP COMPUTERS AND A PROPRIETARY APPROACH DESCRIBED IN THE PROPOSAL.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Charles T Butler
7035486410

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Physical Sciences, Inc.
635 Slaters Ln - Ste G101 Alexandria, VA 22314

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