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A fast response, open flow, integrating nephelometer for fine scale measurements of aerosol and cloud particles

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00244-09-C-0058
Agency Tracking Number: N082-190-0729
Amount: $749,619.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N08-190
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Solicitation Year: 2008
Award Year: 2009
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2009-09-29
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2014-09-30
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 20293
Boulder, CO 80308
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Gregory Kok
 (303) 440-5576
Business Contact
 Gregory Kok
Title: President
Phone: (303) 440-5576
Research Institution

The Controlled Towed Vehicle (CTV) has the capability to provide low level, 10 m, detailed information on ocean-atmosphere interactions for several hour periods of time with the tow aircraft maintaining a comfortable and safe flight altitude of 1000-2000 ft. Previous work has detailed turbulence, water vapor and carbon dioxide fluxes from the CTV. In this proposal the capabilities of the CTV will be expanded to provide detailed up and down looking radiometric information, droplet size and concentration measurements over the size range 2-50 microns, laser range measurement of wave height, fast response aerosol concentration measurements and ozone measurements for flux information. With the expanded capability, the CTV can be used for basic ocean-atmosphere measurements as well as studies in hurricanes, and over land conducting research on forest fires, sandstorms and chemical spills, which would require low level measurements, with the tow aircraft safely above the study area.

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