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Hyperspectral Microwave Sensor

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
12-024
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
8.4.5D
Solicitation Number:
1
Small Business Information
Boulder Environmental Sciences and Technology
4425 Hastings Drive Boulder, CO 80305-6614
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Hyperspectral Microwave Sensor
Agency: DOC
Contract: WC-133R-12-CN-0061
Award Amount: $95,000.00
 

Abstract:

Hyperspectral remote sensing in the microwave offers the opportunity to substantially improve the atmospheric information provided to numerical weather prediction data assimilation systems, enabling advancements in forecast skill. This Phase I project proposes a numerical study leading to selection of optimal channels for a space borne hyperspectral sensor. Based on the recommendations from a numerical modeling, a potential hardware implementation will be proposed. Phase II project will aim to build a prototype of a hyperspectal sensor, based on the design developed in Phase I. The prototype sensor will be ground-based and will address the technological challenges in hardware, such as reduced radiometer noise levels, local oscillator stability, antenna design, optimization of filters block, power, volume and cost requirements. Successful realization of the sensor will have applications not only to satellite instrument advancement, but also in ground-based passive microwave remote sensing.

Principal Investigator:

Marian Klein
(303) 800-6210
marian.klein@boulderest.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Boulder Environmental Sciences and Technology
4425 Hastings Drive Boulder, CO 80305-6614

EIN/Tax ID: 204689037
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No