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A Ruggedized System for Measuring Extreme Winds

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 37752
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1997
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
330 West Gray, Suite 500
Norman, OK 73069
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Scott J. Richardson
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Business Contact
Phone: (405) 360-0472
Research Institution

We will develop technology, termed a Ruggedized Wind Measurement System (RWMS), to measure directly extreme winds with high space and time resolution, focusing on the winds that occur beneath hurricanes at land fall. This development effort will include design, fabrication of two prototype RWMS units, and a series of proof-of-concept demonstrations in strong mountain-induced downslope and severe thunderstorm gust front winds. The technical objectives of the proposed work are: 1) design a RWMS following the guidance in ASTM Standard Practice D-5741 that will obtain data on wind speed and direction at 10-meter height for wind speeds in excess of 90 ms-1 (~200 mph); 2) fabricate two prototype units for use in field demonstrations; and 3) expose the two prototype RWMS to actual extreme wind conditions to confirm the integrity of the basic design.

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