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World Adverse Weather Characterization Software

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
76909
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A062-016-1342
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AQUILA LABORATORY, LLC
5385 Hollister Avenue, MB205 Santa Barbara, CA 93111 2389
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: World Adverse Weather Characterization Software
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W31P4Q-09-C-0332
Award Amount: $365,001.00
 

Abstract:

The World Adverse Weather Characterization Software (WAWCS) program provides descriptions of the spatial and temporal distributions for the hydrometeor types present in the spectrum of adverse weather that prevails in various regions of the world. The WAWCS model is customized to the specific needs of the aerospace vehicle community. It prescribes the hydrometeor content of a prevailing weather condition, since it is the attributes of the hydrometeors present that determine the hydrometeor impact conditions an aerospace vehicle will experience. Hydrometeor impacts are a concern since they can contribute to aerospace vehicle component damage. Realistic weather characterization has not been available, so WAWCS is a revolutionary approach for establishing relevant aerospace vehicle requirements and performance evaluations. The information WAWCS provides is an essential factor in whether or not an aerospace vehicle will fulfill its mission in less than ideal conditions. WAWCS provides a rationale that allows current and future aviation and missile systems to greatly decrease component costs due to over-designing, while simultaneously assisting in verifying the performance, versatility, and durability of materials in more realistic environments. As the "all weather" military unfolds, computational tools such as WAWCS are crucial for optimal in-theater, all-weather capabilities for all flight systems.

Principal Investigator:

William F. Adler
Chief Scientist
8056922341
wfa@aquilalab.com

Business Contact:

William F. Adler
Chief Scientist
8056922341
wfa@aquilalab.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AQUILA LABORATORY, LLC
5385 Hollister Avenue, MB205 Santa Barbara, CA 93111

EIN/Tax ID: 201951929
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No