MARINE ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION MEASUREMENT INSTRUMENTATION

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$440,000.00
Award Year:
1988
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
5599
Agency Tracking Number:
5599
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
4901 Morena Blvd - Ste 1003, San Diego, CA, 92117
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Charles R Booth
(619) 270-1315
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE FIELD OF MARINE PHOTOCHEMISTRY IS A SPECIAL FOCUS AREA FOR ONR, AND THE LEADING RESEARCHERS IN THIS FIELD HAVE VOICED A STRONG NEED FOR INSTRUMENTATION TO MEASURE THE ATTENUATION OF ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT IN THE OCEAN. BIOSPHERICAL INSTRUMENTS IS THE LEADING DEVELOPER OF NEW TYPES OF OPTICAL OCEANOGRAPHIC SENSORS, AND IS UNIQUELY SUITED TO DEVELOP SENSORS AND INSTRUMENTATION IN THIS AREA OF OCEANOGRAPHY. THIS PROPOSAL OUTLINES A PLAN FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING OF THIS INSTRUMENTATION. THE DESIGN WILL BE CHARACTERIZED BY COMPUTER MODELING, AND BOTH LABORATORY AND FIELD TESTS. THE ANTICIPATED INSTRUMENTS WILL BE WELL SUITED TO VERTICAL PROFILING, ENCORPORATING A WIDE RANGE DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEM UNDER MICROPROCESSOR CONTROL. THE SYSTEM WILL BE RUGGED, BATTERY POWERED, AND SUITED TO OPERATION FROM OCEANOGRAPHIC SHIPS AND SMALL BOATS. THE SYSTEM WILL BE ABLE TO BE LOWERED THROUGH HOLES IN THE ICE CAP AS WELL.

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