CONCEPT FOR NUCLEAR-RELATED ATMOSPHERIC OPTICAL/INFRARED RADIANCE MEASUREMENTS PROGRAM (POLARS)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Amount:
$54,807.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N/A
Agency Tracking Number:
6139
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Mission Research Corp
One Tara Blvd - Ste 302, Nashua, NH, 03062
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 RUSSELL A ARMSTRONG
 (603) 891-0070
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A CONCEPT FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR A SATELLITE-BASED OPTICAL-INFRARED DISTURBED ATMOSPHERE SIGNATURE PROGRAM IS PROPOSED. THE INITIAL CONCEPT IS FOR A POLAR-ORBITING OPTICAL-INFRARED ANALOG TO THE HILAT SATELLITE WHERE-IN A HIGH PROBABILITY OF AURORAL ACQUISITION IS ANTICIPATED. INITIAL TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES OF CRYOGENIC OPERATION AND EXPECTED LIFETIME ARE DISCUSSED IN TERMS OF THE IRAS SUCCESS. THE CONCEPT FOR CORRELATED EXPERIMENTS OF AIRCRAFT AND GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS OF AURORA AND/OR A CHEMICAL RELEASE ARE INTRODUCED AND INCLUDE STRUCTURE INFORMATION. THE DATA-BASE POTENTIAL OF SUCH A CONCEPT EXCEEDS THE TOTAL DATA PRESENTLY AVAILABLE TO DNA NWE ATMOSPHERIC-EFFECTS MODELLERS, AND REPRESENTS A MUCH BROADER STATISTICAL SAMPLING THAN ROCKET-BASED EXPERIMENTS.

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