Connected Autonomous Space Environment Sensors (CASES)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-07-C-0157
Agency Tracking Number: F074-031-0143
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: AF07-T031
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
11118 Quail Pass, San Antonio, TX, 78249
DUNS: 601975803
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Geoff Crowley
 President/Chief Scientist
 (210) 834-3475
 gcrowley@astraspace.net
Business Contact
 Geoff Crowley
Title: President/Chief Scientist
Phone: (210) 834-3475
Email: gcrowley@astraspace.net
Research Institution
 CORNELL UNIV.
 Paul Kintner
 Dept. Electrical Engineering
302 Rhodes Hall
Ithaca, NY, 14853
 (607) 255-5304
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
We propose to investigate under Phase-I of the STTR Program FY07 the development of space weather sensor networks including the next-generation of GPS space weather monitors, the network interfaces for internet and remote operation, and system-wide analysis algorithms to validate and calibrate the network. This new instrument will also be much more resistant to space weather effects, such as cycle slippage, signal fades, and fast-phase changes, than current technology. We will also design a system infrastructure that includes a sensor-communication system that is modular and will be capable of operating from ocean buoys, in dense networks, or on satellites.. The system proposed here will be called Connected Autonomous Space Environment Sensors (CASES) and will support a variety of applications, from individual site monitors for the FAA, to large assimilative models such as GAIM. The proposing team is composed of a small business, Atmospheric & Space Technology Research Associates (ASTRA), and two universities: Cornell (CU) and Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (VT). The team combines special talents ranging from large scale ionospheric modeling and 3D ionospheric visualization to award-winning work in GPS software receiver design to national leadership in the understanding of space weather and its impact on GPS.

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