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4-Dimensional Remote Sensing of the Marine Boundary Layer with a Digital Beamforming Radar Wind Profiler

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 20739
Amount: $310,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1994
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
55 Cherry Lane
Amherst, MA 01002
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 James B. Mead, Phd
 (413) 549-4966
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Research Institution

This proposal describes a proposed four-dimensional turbulence profiling radar for shipboard use. This radar, termed the Turbulent Eddy Profiler (TEP), is a unique system that continuolusly monitors the intensity of atmospheric turbulence over approximately three thousand volume cells and updates these measurements several times a minute. Using a technique called digital beamforming the TEP system simultaneoulsy monitors all pixels within the field of view of the radar, making TEP a true four-dimensional remote sensing tool. The proposal details our objective of developing a shipboard TEP system, designed specifically for Marine Boundary Layer (MBL) research. During phase I, Quadrant Engineering will interact with scientists and engineers participating in the MBL Accelerated Research Initiative (ARI), supported by ONR, to design a system to meet the scientific needs of the program.

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