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Plant and Soil Sequestration of Carbon

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
68571
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
75471S04-I
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ZIMMERMAN ASSOC., INC.
9302 Lee Highway Suite 600 Fairfax, VA 22031 1214
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Plant and Soil Sequestration of Carbon
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-04ER84127
Award Amount: $99,836.00
 

Abstract:

75471-Measurement techniques are needed to validate technologies developed to assure the long-term sequestration of carbon in man-made and natural environments. In particular, a capability is required to determine increases in carbon fixation or sequestration of 1 tonne per hectare per year. This project will develop an airborne remote sensing system that can meet these resolution and accuracy goals in a survey of 3 square miles (777 ha) per day. This will be accomplished by developing modifications and improvements to an existing prototype design. Phase I will implement radar hardware and software changes to the existing design. Two independent sensors will be co-located on the same aircraft and will observe the same field of view. The two sensors will provide separate streams of data that will be used individually and collectively in a sensor fusion implementation. A preliminary design for a Phase II prototype will be generated. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: The system should find use in conducting biomass and carbon surveys for the validation of technologies developed to enhance net long-term carbon sequestration. There also should be immediate applicability to the timber industry.

Principal Investigator:

Patrick W. Johnson
Dr.
3013713584
pjohns@erols.com

Business Contact:

Mary Blevins
Ms.
7038830506
mblevins@zai-inc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Zimmerman Associates, Inc. (zai)
9302 Lee Highway Fairfax, VA 22031

EIN/Tax ID: 620995602
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No