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AN EXPENDABLE DEVICE FOR MEASURING SUPERCOOLED LIQUID WATER IN CLOUDS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
13
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
13
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Atek Data Corp
2300 Canyon Blvd Boulder, CO 80302
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1985
Title: AN EXPENDABLE DEVICE FOR MEASURING SUPERCOOLED LIQUID WATER IN CLOUDS
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $189,306.00
 

Abstract:

IN THE PROPOSED RESEARCH THE FEASABILITY WILL BE ESTABLISHEDFOR DEVELOPING A LOW-COST EXPENDABLE TRANSDUCER MOUNTED IN ANATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TYPE RADIOSONDE TO MEASURE VERTICALPROFILES OF SUPERCOOLED LIQUID WATER. THE TRANSDUCER IS BASED UPON A WIRE WHOSE NATURAL VIBRATION FREQUENCY VARIES ACCORDING TO THE AMOUNT OF ICE COLLECTED ON THE WIRE. THE RESEARCH WILL EXAMINE THE EFFECTS ON THE THE RESULTS OF VARIATIONS IN TEMPERATURE, AIRFLOW, DROP SIZE DISTRIBUTION AND, MOST IMPORTANTLY, OF SUPERCOOLED LIQUID WATER CONCENT- TRATION. TWO ALTERNATE FORMS OF THE TRANSDUCER SYSTEM WILL BE USED, ON A SMALL COIL TO SENSE THE VIBRATIONS, THE OTHER, AN OPTICAL SENSING METHOD. A SERIES OF EFFECTS BEING EXAMINED AND TO COMPARE THE SUPERCOOLED LIQUID WATER CONCENTRATIONS DERIVED FROM THE TWO TRANSDUCER FORMS AND A STANDARD METHOD OF MEASUREMENT BY A FAST ROTATING ROD. VARIOUS TYPES OF RADIOSONDE SYSTEMS WILL BE SURVEYED TO ASSESS THEIR APPROPRIATENESS FOR USE WITH THE VIBRATING WIRE.

Principal Investigator:


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Business Contact:

Dr. Geoffrey E. Hill
8017531827
Small Business Information at Submission:

Atek Corp
1789 Country Club Drive Hanover, NH 03755

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