Commercial Solutions for Weather Forecasting

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-19-P-0568
Agency Tracking Number: F182-001-1329
Amount: $49,635.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF182-001
Solicitation Number: 2018.2
Timeline
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
4113 W Main St. Apt. P, Norman, OK, 73072
DUNS: 081260081
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Ashton Robinson Cook
 (501) 944-7730
 ashton.r.cook@gmail.com
Business Contact
 Ashton Robinson Cook
Phone: (501) 944-7730
Email: ashton.r.cook@gmail.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Exploitation of weather and climatological information has historically provided significant (and at times decisive) advantages for Air Force and Department of Defense missions (e.g., WWII, 2003 Iraq, etc.)Current and short-term (0-7 day) and climatological (long-term average) weather information near the geographic locations of missions have often been the basis for these operations.However, a critical gap exists regarding extended-range forecast information for high-impact weather (occurring in the monthly to seasonal timeframe).This potentially valuable information can assist in extended-range mission planning while also mitigating impacts from severe and extreme weather.To address this need, WeatherDeep proposes to develop L-model as a flexible software platform for providing these types of extended-range forecasts. The L-model builds upon machine/deep learning concepts developed by Dr. Ashton Cook to provide forecasts of high-impact weather with potential lead times of 10-12 months.Initial products forecast tornadoes, damaging thunderstorm winds, and hail, although these products will be expanded to forecast additional perils impacting Air Force and Department of Defense missions (e.g., wildfires, tropical cyclones, dust storms, etc.)

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