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Developing Lightning Data Services for Commercial and Public Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Contract: NA20OAR0210084
Agency Tracking Number: NA20OAR0210084
Amount: $119,939.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 9.4.01
Solicitation Number: NOAA-OAR-OAR-TPO-2019-2005899
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-01-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-06-30
Small Business Information
701 McMillian Way, NW, Ste D, Huntsville, AL, 35806
DUNS: 185169620
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Elise Schultz
 (256) 361-0796
Business Contact
 Lindsey Maurel
Phone: (256) 726-4936
Research Institution
In this Phase I effort, CFD Research proposes the creation of a lightning services API using data from the GOES-16/17 Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) and the development of valued-added lightning initiation and cessation products. Leveraging CFD Research’s experience in software and API development and atmospheric sciences for lightning research applications, this API will provide a simplified framework for serving near-hemispheric lightning information available on NOAA’s Big Data Project. The proposed work seeks to build upon and transition research and operational lightning information into applications that can be readily used and understood for the average, non-meteorologist, API user. These data services address the weather enterprise’s goal of reducing potential for injury and decreasing loss productivity due to lightning.

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