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A Distributed Platform Automated Balloonsonde Launcher

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
57228
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2002-02
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ADA Technologies, Inc.
8100 Shaffer Parkway Suite #130 Littleton, CO -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: A Distributed Platform Automated Balloonsonde Launcher
Agency: DOC
Contract: DG1330-02-CN-0030
Award Amount: $74,998.00
 

Abstract:

Atmospheric researchers rely heavily on balloon-borne sondes to obtain altitude-dependent data called ┬┐vertical sounding zprofiles." Typically, trained personnel on land or sea vessels manually launch balloons at substantial cost. A relatively low-cost, adaptable, and portable automated launcher suitable for land and marine applications is highly desired. Building upon earlier work, ADA Technologies proposes to create an expandable, automated launcher "base component" for ready use by others building sophisticated new research tools. ADA will further develop its distributed "launch-module" concept to permit balloon releases in cold temperatures, gusting and sustained winds, and precipitation. Sonde pre- launch conditioning and calibration requirements will also be addressed.

Principal Investigator:

Bradley D. Veatch
Research Engineer
3037925615
brad.veatch@adatech.com

Business Contact:

Clifton H. Brown
President
cliff.brown@adatech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ADA Technologies, Inc.
8100 Shaffer Parkway Suite 130 Littleton, CO 80127

EIN/Tax ID: 840984053
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No