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Development of a sensor interface, communication and a power module - a SensorCSP module.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: N/A
Contract: WC-133R-16-CN-0033
Agency Tracking Number: WC-133R-16-CN-0033
Amount: $120,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 8.5.2
Solicitation Number: NOAA-2016-1
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-05-29
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-11-29
Small Business Information
5171 Eldorado Springs Drive Suite A
Boulder, CO 80303-9672
United States
DUNS: 623842619
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Marian Klein
 (303) 532-1198
Business Contact
 Marian Klein
Phone: (303) 532-1198
Research Institution

Many applications in areas such as geophysics, biology, agriculture, security, and others require long-term observations of parameters at a distant location where power or communication links are not available and are impractical or too expensive to install. Examples for such measurements are various in situ measurements in the middle of the ocean on a buoy or ship, measurements of soil moisture, soil temperature, local temperature, humidity, pressure, snow depth, precipitation rate, tectonic movements, and many others. Some observations of wildlife can also be done electronically, using a camera and/or a motion sensor, to provide information about wildlife behavior, animal counts, etc.
The spread of drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles, is inevitable, and some airborne measurements require real time transmission to a base recording system. Having a system independent of the aircraft control communications can provide a significant advantage, especially if the drone is beyond the line of sight of the base.
The objective of the proposed technology transfer project is to develop one or more commercially viable products based on the NOAA’s patent pending Smart Module technology, developed by the engineers at National Data Buoy Center

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