Next-Generation Marine Atmosphere Observing Instrumentation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-10-C-0284
Agency Tracking Number: N082-195-0318
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: N08-195
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
101 Industrial Blvd., Turners Falls, MA, -
DUNS: 621127018
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mark Beaubien
 Sr. Engineer
 (413) 863-0200
Business Contact
 Nancy Turgeon
Title: Finance
Phone: (413) 863-0200
Research Institution
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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