Next-Generation Marine Atmosphere Observing Instrumentation

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$750,000.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00014-10-C-0284
Agency Tracking Number:
N082-195-0318
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
N08-195
Solicitation Number:
2008.2
Small Business Information
Yankee Environmental Systems, Inc.
101 Industrial Blvd., Turners Falls, MA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
621127018
Principal Investigator:
Mark Beaubien
Sr. Engineer
(413) 863-0200
mcb@yesinc.com
Business Contact:
Nancy Turgeon
Finance
(413) 863-0200
nlt@yesinc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This project will develop an automated means of deploying multiple dropsondes from manned aircraft into hurricanes. Today, significant airspace is physically inaccessible from surface upper air stations, leaving data sparse regions over the oceans. Automated airborne dropsonde deployment systems will provide reliable “on demand” vertical atmospheric profiling, enabling meteorological measurements at pre-determined geographical coordinates Increasing the spatial granularity of ocean surface and subsurface environmental measurements in data-denied areas via automated profiling observations will improve both numerical weather prediction (NWP) accuracy as well provide significant benefits to anti-submarine warfare operating in typically data-sparse domains.

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