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Modular Micro-Weather Station for Use in Open Ocean and Coastal Marine…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
67066
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2004-64
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: 2004
Title: Modular Micro-Weather Station for Use in Open Ocean and Coastal Marine Environments
Agency: DOC
Contract: DG133R-04-CN-0119
Award Amount: $74,992.00
 

Abstract:

NOAA collects meteorological measurements in open ocean and coastal marine environments from research vessels, data buoys and commercial ships for use in numerical weather prediction, global climate change research, and severe storm identification. The current system cost for robust marine automated meteorological stations is too high to allow ubiquitous use on all the available platforms. Through this SBIR award ADA Technologies will develop a cost effective, modular micro-weather station for use in marine environments. ADA will leverage an existing miniature self-networking sensor pod developed for military applications. The final modular system will weigh a few pounds and 1) measure meteorological parameters, 2) measure GPS location and spatial orientation to correct for platform motions, 3) contain integral communications to transfer data on a routine basis, 4) use a plug-and-play port for additional sensors. In Phase II, other sensors such as cloud cover, cloud height and horizontal visibility will be added.

Principal Investigator:

Patrick D. French
Instruments Program Mgr.
3037925615
pat.french@adatech.com

Business Contact:

Clifton H. Brown, Jr.
President
3037925615
cliff.brown@adatech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

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

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