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Controlled Altitude Ballooning (CAB) for monitoring Energetic Particle effects on the Atmosphere

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Contract: NA23OAR0210556
Agency Tracking Number: 3147271
Amount: $175,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 9.6
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2023
Award Year: 2023
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2023-09-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2024-02-29
Small Business Information
1 Aerospace Boulevard, MicaPlex Suite 210
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
United States
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Pradeep Shinde
 (305) 613-6709
 pradeep.shinde@spaceloon.com
Business Contact
 Pradeep Shinde
Phone: (305) 613-6709
Email: pradeep.shinde@spaceloon.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

SpaceLoon proposes to design, prototype, and test a consistent, reliable, and bi-directional Controlled Altitude Ballooning (CAB) system for monitoring climate constituents, such as energetic particles (solar and cosmic) and thermodynamic variables, across various atmospheric layers. The absence of linkage between space weather events and atmospheric physics, chemistry, and dynamics, creates voids in understanding climate variability. To harness measurements directly connecting space weather phenomena with atmospheric response and dynamics across multiple atmospheric layers, better balloon platforms are required. SpaceLoon’s CAB, a patent-pending technology, is a combination of hardware and software that provides controlled altitude balloon flight for environmental data collection by varying the balloon size without bursting and facilitates access to the desired altitudes throughout the atmosphere from ground to the Mesosphere. Controlled balloon size variation within the bursts limit enables the CAB to conduct multiple profile sequences in one single flight.

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