Four Dimensional (4-D) Atmospheric Instrumentation

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,998.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-02-M-0201
Agency Tracking Number:
N02-061-13
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Sequoia Scientific, Inc.
Westpark Technical Center, 15317, NE 90th St., Redmond, WA, 98052
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
879253524
Principal Investigator:
Yogesh Agrawal
Senior Scientist/Presiden
(425) 867-2464
yogi@sequoiasci.com
Business Contact:
Yogesh Agrawal
President
(425) 867-2464
yogi@sequoiasci.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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