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OPERATIONAL MODEL FOR THE DESIGN OF OPTIMUM WIND BREAKS TO REDUCE WIND-CAUSED…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
14764
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
14764
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AEROVIRONMENT, INC.
181 W. Huntington Drive, Suite 202 Monrovia, CA 91016
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: OPERATIONAL MODEL FOR THE DESIGN OF OPTIMUM WIND BREAKS TO REDUCE WIND-CAUSED EROSION OF SOIL
Agency: USDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,128.00
 

Abstract:

THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS RESEARCH IS TO DEVELOP AN OPERATIONAL MODEL FOR THE DESIGN AND PLACEMENT OF WIND BREAKS TO CONTROLSOIL EROSION. OPTIMUM PROTECTION IS RELATED TO PHYSICAL PARAMETERS (HEIGHT, WIDTH, POROSITY, MATERIAL), NUMBER OF BARRIERS, LOCAL TERRAIN FEATURES, SOIL CHARACTERISTICS (INCLUDING SIZE DISTRIBUTION, MOISTURE CONTENT, COMPOSITION)AND METEOROLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS. CONSEQUENTLY, SIMULATION MODULES WILL HAVE TO BE DEVELOPED FOR WIND BARRIER AERODYNAMICS, WIND FLOW OVER COMPLEX TERRAIN, PARTICULATE SALTATION, SETTLEMENT, AND COLLECTION, AS WELL AS MODULES FOR GRAPHICAL DESIGN, ECONOMICS, AND OPTIMIZATION. PHASE I WORK WILL FOCUS ON DEFINITION OF ALL MODULES OF THE SOFTWARE SYSTEM AND THEIR OPERATIONAL ROLE, ASSESSMENT OF TECHNICAL AND MARKET FEASIBILITY OF THE MODEL,AND IDENTIFICATION OF SITES AND DATA BASES FOR MODEL VALIDATION. PHASE I WILL ALSO PRODUCE A DEMONSTRATION PROTOTYPE OF THE MODEL. THE OPERATIONAL MODEL, ALONG WITH FIELD VALIDATION EXPERIMENTS, WOULD BE CARRIED OUT IN PHASE II.

Principal Investigator:

Thomas Zambrano
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Aerovironment Inc
222 E Huntington Dr Monrovia, CA 91016

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