Solutions for Enhanced Satellite-Based Weather Forecasting Capabilities of World-Wide Cloud Conditions

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-19-P-0608
Agency Tracking Number: F182-001-0401
Amount: $49,929.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF182-001
Solicitation Number: 2018.2
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-01-07
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-01-07
Small Business Information
NASA Research Park, Moffett Field, CA, 94035
DUNS: 080876740
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Amin Djamshidpour
 (650) 603-0189
Business Contact
 Amin Djamshidpour
Phone: (650) 603-0189
Research Institution
Koolock is a small-satellite based remote sensing company planning to address U.S. Air Force needs with its proposed commercial Infrared satellite constellation that will incorporate next-generation satellite-based IR sensing technology.Koolock proposes to provide a wide range of uses for the U.S. Government.Koolocks main focus is to propose a solution for the top two U.S. Government identified weather gaps: Weather Gap 1 (cloud characterization) and Weather Gap 2 (theater weather imagery) in the Space Based Environmental Monitoring (SBEM) platform, with higher refresh rates. Koolock is positioned to leverage commercially developed technology to fill these major SBEM weather gaps and can adapt its technology to meet additional USAF needs through the further development of its dual-use solutions. The benefit of dual-use solutions to the SBEM Gaps 1 and 2 needs means the USAF can leverage commercial investment and customers to provide a more cost-effective solution than is traditionally available to the U. S. Government.The goal of Phase I is to conduct a feasibility study that investigates adopting commercial solutions to the U.S. Government needs. Additionally, the study will provide an analysis of developmental and implement changes needed to fill capability gaps in the existing family of satellite systems.

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