A-NEW RADAR TECHNIQUE FOR SATELLITE RAINFALL ALGORITHM DEVELOPMENT

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$481,000.00
Award Year:
1988
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
5089
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Applied Research Corp.
8201 Corporate Drive, Landover, MD, 20785
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
DR. ARTHUR R. JAMESON
INVESTIGATOR
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
ACCURATE GROUND-BASED MEASUREMENTS ARE REQUIRED IN DEVELOPING SATELLITE RAINFALL RETRIEVAL ALGORITHMS. IT IS PROPOSED TO INVESTIGATE A NEW RADAR RAIN MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUE WHICH UNLIKE ALL PREVIOUS METHODS MEASURES THE RAIN MASS DIRECTLY AND IS INSENSITIVE TO THE RAINDROP SIZE DISTRIBUTION, RAINDROP SHAPES, AND ATTENUATION. IN PHASE I WE WILL: COLLECT THE FIRST MEASUREMENTS EVER OF THIS NEW QUANTITY; INVESTIGATE ALTERNATIVE MEASUREMENTS SCHEMES; INVESTIGATE THE SIGNAL STATISTICS OF THE PARAMETER; AND COMPARE WITH COMPLIMENTARY POLARIZATION MEASUREMENTS.

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