A Low-cost Mobile Automated Sonde Launching System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: N/A
Contract: DG1330-02-CN-0036
Agency Tracking Number: 2002-04
Amount: $75,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
101 Industrial Blvd., Turner Falls, MA, 01376
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 William Bauman
 Design Engineer
 (413) 863-0200
Business Contact
 Cynthia Cote
Title: Accounts Manager
Phone: (413) 863-0200
Email: cac@yesinc.com
Research Institution
We describe a radiosonde launch system that is automatic, robust, fault-tolerant, and mobile. Once loaded, for each cycle the system will automatically: 1) Determine ambient conditions, 2) power up a radiosonde, 3) tune the receiver, 4) initialize sonde communication, 5) performs pre-launch calibration, 6) start data acquisition software, 7)inflate a balloon and verify inflation, 8) release the balloon and sonde, 9) continuously capture data for duration of flight, 10) stop data capture, 11) transfer data to a central data archive, and 12) return to an idle state and prepare for the next launch.

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