Lightning Mapping Sensor

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Amount:
$0.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
NAS8-02015
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2002
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
000600
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Princeton Scientific Instruments, Inc.
7 Deer Park Drive, Monmouth Junction, NJ, 08852
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 John Lowrance
 Director of Research
 (732) 274-0774
 lowrance@prinsci.com
Business Contact
 John Lowrance
Title: President
Phone: (732) 274-0774
Email: lowrance@prinsci.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The proposal is to develop a lightning mapping system (LMS) camera based on a solid state array of smart-pixels that can detect, locate and quantify lightning transient events in the focal plane pixels without reading out the array. This concept is applicable to lightning mapping systems operating from synchronous orbit as well as low Earth orbit. In Phase I the proposed lightning/meteor detector smart-pixel concept will be developed into a conceptual design that will be refined, built and evaluated in Phase II. Phase II will include designing, building and evaluating a prototype LMS.

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