Four Dimensional (4-D) Atmospheric Instrumentation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-02-M-0201
Agency Tracking Number: N02-061-13
Amount: $69,998.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Westpark Technical Center, 15317, NE 90th St., Redmond, WA, 98052
DUNS: 879253524
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Yogesh Agrawal
 Senior Scientist/Presiden
 (425) 867-2464
Business Contact
 Yogesh Agrawal
Title: President
Phone: (425) 867-2464
Research Institution
We are proposing an airborne version of our LISST-series laser diffraction particle sensors for measuring cloud droplet properties. The instrument will be configured as an aircraft borne device, though an ultra-low weight version for balloon-sondeapplications is also possible. The device measures concentration in 32 log-spaced size classes. It will be self-contained, with laser and electronics enclosed in a single package, to be mounted below an aircraft wing. The size-range of interest is 1.2-250microns. The concentration range of interest is from 0.1-1000 micro-liter of water/meter^3 of air. The principal task of this proposal is to advance the achievable sensitivity of the laser diffraction device. A laboratory set up is to be constructed. Thedevice is needed as a lower-cost alternative to present day sensors that are used for research on cloud dynamics .

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