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Maritime Weather Observing Sensor

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-19-C-0206
Agency Tracking Number: S101-006-0015b
Amount: $999,999.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SOCOM10-006
Solicitation Number: 10.1
Solicitation Year: 2010
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-12-19
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-02-27
Small Business Information
1845 West 205th Street
Torrance, CA 90501
United States
DUNS: 153865951
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Chris Ulmer
 Vice President, Chief Technologist
 (310) 320-3088
Business Contact
 Keith Baker
Phone: (424) 835-9475
Research Institution

To address NAVAIR’s requirement for a low life cycle cost maritime weather sensor system that collects and reports relevant data from the physical environment to provide detailed meteorological parameters in data-sparse environments for test and evaluation (T&E) ranges, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) will further develop the Maritime Weather Observing Sensor (MWOS) system, which modifies and enhances the SBIR-developed Micro Weather Sensor(TM) MWS(TM) for a maritime application The MWOS is based on a modified design that integrates enhanced, ruggedized weather sensor technology capable of achieving the World Meteorological Organization’s accuracy specifications for weather and cloud height measurements while quantifying sea state in a maritime environment. MWOS will integrate POC-developed components and existing commercial/modified off-the-shelf components into a modularized architecture adapted from POC’s expendable MWS, which is an ultra-low-power, battery-operated, fully self-contained, Iridium-SBD (short-burst data) connected, multi-parameter sensor that has been successfully deployed in more than 25 countries and adopted by the U.S. Navy for submarine-launched expendable MET sensing buoy operations. The ceilometer development will be leveraged from a previous SBIR Phase I Low Power Micro Ceilometer effort sponsored by the DOE, in which a lightweight, compact, low power consumption ceilometer prototype was designed and tested to report cloud layers above 20,000

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