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RETRIEVAL OF VISIBILITY OVER LAND USING TWO DIMENSIONAL SPATIAL FREQUENCY…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
9483
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
9483
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: 1992
Title: RETRIEVAL OF VISIBILITY OVER LAND USING TWO DIMENSIONAL SPATIAL FREQUENCY ANALYSIS OF HIGH RESOLUTION IMAGER DATA
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $295,300.00
 

Abstract:

WE PROPOSE A UNIFIED RETRIEVAL SYSTEM FOR ATMOSPHERIC METEOROLOGICAL PARAMETERS APPLICABLE TO THE ANALYSIS OF SENSOR PAYLOAD DATA SETS OF THE DEFENSE METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITE PROGRAM (DMSP) SPACECRAFT. THE APPROACH PROVIDES AN EFFICIENT, SELF-CONSISTENT DATA FUSION TECHNIQUE TO PROVIDE DESIRED ENVIRONMENTAL DATA RECORDS (EDRS) FROM THE ENSEMBLE OF SENSOR DATA 5D-3 SENSORS: OLS, SSM/T, SSM/T-2, AND SSM/I. IT IS EASILY EXTENDED TO ADVANCED SENSOR CONCEPTS SUCH AS SSM/IS AND IS EQUALLY VALID FOR MULTICHANNEL, HIGH SPECTRAL RESOLUTION ADVANCED SOUNDERS PROPOSED IN THE CONTEXT OF BLOCK 6. REQUIRED PARAMETERS TREATED INCLUDE TEMPERATURE AND WATER VAPOR PROFILES, SURFACE TEMPERATURE AND EMISSIVITY, CLOUD PROPERTIES, AND PRECIPITATION. THE HYBRID RETRIEVAL APPROACH EMPLOYS BOTH STATISTICAL AND PHYSICAL RETRIEVAL CONCEPTS, EXPLOITING EXISTING DMSP OPERATIONAL EXPERIENCE WITH STATISTICAL METHODS TO PROVIDE A FIRST GUESS CAPABILITY. THE FIRST GUESS IS UPGRADED, IF NECESSARY, USING A PHYSICALLY BASED, SIMULTANEOUS RETRIEVAL. REQUIRED CLOUD PROPERTIES ARE OBTAINED BY IMAGE PROCESSING HIGH SPATIAL RESOLUTION VISIBLEAND INFRARED DATA FROM A COLOCATED IMAGER. THE PROPOSED APPROACH IS OPTIMALLY DESIGNED TO SUPPORT SATELLITE DATA INGEST BY THE AFGWC GLOBAL SPECTRAL NUMERICAL WEATHER PREDICTION MODEL (GSM).

Principal Investigator:

Ronald G Isaacs
6175476207

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Atmospheric & Environmental Re
840 Memorial Dr Cambridge, MA 02139

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