Microwave Rain Gauge

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNG04CA03C
Agency Tracking Number: 023589
Amount: $498,475.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
3702 Pender Drive, Suite 170, Fairfax, VA, 22030
DUNS: 153857495
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Suman Ganguly
 Principal Investigator
 (703) 385-7717
 sganguly@cfrsi.com
Business Contact
 Suman Ganguly
Title: President
Phone: (703) 385-7717
Email: sganguly@cfrsi.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This proposal describes a plan to design, develop and demonstrate the capabilities of microwave techniques for precise and accurate measurements of various parameters associated with rain and snow fall. We have developed and demonstrated the capabilities of multi-frequency (13.6, 27 and 35 GHz) forward and backscatter measurements with high precision using a single instrument during Phase I. We propose to extend the development of this radar and perform experiments in order to define the requirements of fully flexible, high precision, scientific quality radar. We next build a complete field deployable prototype system and install it at Wallops Island. We continue scientific observation of snow and rain, determination of DSD, etc. We finally design and develop an inexpensive field portable device for general use for rain and snow measurements.

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