Glidersonde, a Meteorological Optical Profiling Sensor

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX12CD26P
Agency Tracking Number: 115974
Amount: $124,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: S3.08
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
101 Industrial Blvd P.O. Box 746, Turners Falls, MA, 01376-1611
DUNS: 621127018
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mark Beaubien
 Principal Investigator
 (413) 863-0200
Business Contact
 Nancy Turgeon
Title: Business Official
Phone: (413) 863-0200
Research Institution
The "Glidersonde"is a UAV-deployed environmental sensor suite that is air-deployed and glides into denied or hazardous areas including volcanoes or nuclear emergency, wildland fire or HAZMAT release areas. It can either be released by hand or used with Yankee's commercial Automated Dropsonde Dispenser (ADD) which we tested in the Navy Twin Otter P256, and is and is currently undergoing integration with NASA's Global Hawk for a 2012 test. It measures local scattering, cloud optical depth, ground/sea surface temperatures, SOx, nuclear radiation, aerosol optical depth, as well as in-situ pressure/temperature/humidity/winds like a NCAR RD-94 dropsonde.

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