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Low-Cost Integrated Multi-Channel Microwave Radiometer Receivers for Hurricane Surface Wind Structure Measurement

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: N/A
Contract: DG133R-07-CN-0172
Agency Tracking Number: 07-88
Amount: $94,946.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 8.3.7
Solicitation Number: NOAA-2007-1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2007
Award Year: 2007
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
107 Sunderland Road
Amherst, MA 01002
United States
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Ivan PopStefanija
 Vice-President
 (413) 549-4402
 popstefanija@prosensing.com
Business Contact
 James Mead
Title: President
Phone: (413) 549-4402
Email: mead@prosensing.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

This proposal describes the development of low-cost, microwave integrated circuit receivers for a synthetic aperture Hurricane Imaging Radiometer (HIRad). The HIRad system, designed to generate high resolution ocean surface wind speed data in a push-broom imaging mode, will provide a variety of benefits, including improved hurricane model initialization and detection of fine-scale storm structure. HIRad, a synthetic aperture radiometer, will require ten (10) high performance receiver channels, which must be compact, and low cost in design. During Phase I, we propose to design and build a prototype, integrated circuit receiver, with integrated COLFET and ambient loads, allowing continuous receiver calibration. In addition, we plan to develop a system integration plan for assembly of the complete HIRad system in Phase II, using receivers built by ProSensing, together with a government supplied antenna and data processor.

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