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A HIGH RESOLUTION: LOW ALTITUDE FLIGHT TEST MINI-SODAR ANEMOMETER GROUND…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
5442
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
5442
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aero-vironment Inc
Po Box 5031 Monrovia, CA 91017
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: A HIGH RESOLUTION: LOW ALTITUDE FLIGHT TEST MINI-SODAR ANEMOMETER GROUND STATION FOR HELICOPTER AND VERTICAL TAKEOFF LANDING AIRCRAFT
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $498,000.00
 

Abstract:

MEASUREMENT OF WIND AND TURBULENCE BY REMOTE SENSING TO A HEIGHT OF AT LEAST ONE KILOMETER ABOVE GROUND LEVEL HAS BECOME WELL ESTABLISHED. SUCH SYSTEMS ARE KNOWN AS DOPPLER ACOUSTIC SOUNDING SYSTEMS (DASS) OR SOUND DETECTION AND RANGING (SODAR). THESE SYSTEMS UTILIZE SOUND AT RELATIVELY LOW FREQUENCIES - 1200 TO 2000 HZ. RECENT EXPERIMENTAL WORK HAS SHOWN THAT THE "MINI-SODAR" HAS GREAT POTENTIAL FOR WIND AND TURBULENCE MEASUREMENTS CLOSE TO THE SURFACE (20 - 300 FEET) WITH IMPROVED ACCURACY AND SPACIAL RESOLUTION. USE OF HIGH FREQUENCIES (4000 - 6000 HZ) PERMITS CONSIDERABLY SMALL SIZE, MORE PORTABILITY AND OPERATION IN NOISY SURROUNDINGS. IT IS STRONGLY BELIEVED THAT "A HIGH RESOLUTION, LOW ALTITUDE FLIGHT TEST MINISODAR ANEMOMETER GROUND STATION" CAN BE DEVELOPED FOR HELICOPTER AND VTOL AIRCRAFT BY UTILIZING EXISTING KNOWLEDGE OF SODARS AND ADVANCING THE MINI-SODAR FROM THE EXPERIMENTAL STAGE INTO A COMMERCIAL PRODUCT.

Principal Investigator:

George P Ettenheim Jr
8183579983

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Aero-vironment Inc.
825 Myrtle Ave Monrovia, CA 91016

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