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DESIGN SPECIFICATION FOR A MICROWAVE MOISTURE SOUNDER

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
960
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
960
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ATMOSPHERIC & ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH, INC.
131 Hartwell Avenue Lexington, MA 02421 3126
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1985
Title: DESIGN SPECIFICATION FOR A MICROWAVE MOISTURE SOUNDER
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $173,163.00
 

Abstract:

A RESEARCH PROGRAM TO PROVIDE SIMULATION MODELS APPLICABLE TO THE DESIGN SPECIFICATION OF A MICROWAVE MOISTURE SOUNDER OPERATING AT 183 GHZ IS DESCRIBED. THE DESIGN SPECIFICATION PROCESS CONSISTS OF INSTRUMENT RESPONSE SIMULATION, SENSITIVITY ANALYSES, AND MOISTURE RETRIEVAL PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT. THE OBJECTIVE OF THE INITIAL EFFORT IS TO DEVELOP COMPUTER ALGORITHMS CAPABLE OF TREATING THE RESPONSE OF A MULTI-FREQUENCY RADIOMETER TO REALISTIC VARIATIONS IN RELEVANT METEOROLOGICAL VARIABLES POTENTIALLY AFFECTING ITS OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE. THESE INCLUDE TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE PROFILES, SURFACE EMMISSIVITY, CLOUDS, AND PRECIPITATION. A MULTICOMPONENT APPROACH BASED ON RADIATIVE TRANSFER THEORY AND SUPPORT BY METEOROLOGICAL AND SPECTRAL DATA IS PROPOSED. THE MODELS WILL BE TESTED AND VERIFIED AND PRELIMINARY RECOMMENDATIONS WILL BE TENDERED CONCERNING POTENTIAL CLOUD DEGRADATION OF ALL WEATHER PERFORMANCE BASED ON LIMITED SENSITIVITY TESTS.

Principal Investigator:

Ronald G. Issaacs
6175476207

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Atmospheric & Environmental Re
840 Memorial Drive Cambridge, MA 02139

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