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The Design of a Low Cost, Rapidly Deployable, Sirborne Harmful Algal Bloom…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
72566
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
NOAA 05-86
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aethon Intelligence, LLC
P.O. Box 13956 Tampa, FL 33681 0395
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: The Design of a Low Cost, Rapidly Deployable, Sirborne Harmful Algal Bloom Identification Technology (HABIT) Sensor
Agency: DOC
Contract: DG133R-05-CN-1185
Award Amount: $74,835.00
 

Abstract:

The optimal design for a rapidly-deployable, airborne HAB identification sensor requires the determination of the minimum spectral, spatial, dynamic range, and deployment capabilities necessary to achieve the goal of operational detection. This sensor must be capable of rendering a positive identification, with a low false alarm rate, in optical shallow waters, where the bottom is visible in the spectroscopic signature. This requirement places extreme demands on the operational capabilities of the airborne sensor. NOAA currently issues a HAB Bulletin for the West Florida Shelf based on an ecological matrix approach, which includes ocean color products. While this approach uses ocean color, it is not solely dependent on spectroscopy to yield an identification result. Using this approach will reduce the design demands and costs of an airborne sensor. This proposal will design a HAB Identification Technology (HABIT) sensor that will allow expand the NOAA HAB Bulletins into the nearshore environment.

Principal Investigator:

Paul Bissett
President
8138373374
pbissett@aethonintel.com

Business Contact:

Stacy Gramling
Project Manager
8133901816
sgramling@aethonintel.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Aethon Intelligence, LLC
P.O. Box 13956 Tampa, FL 33681

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