Volcanic Ash Analysis and Detection Technology

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-12-M-2223
Agency Tracking Number: F112-184-2322
Amount: $146,800.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: AF112-184
Solicitation Number: 2011.2
Small Business Information
758-I Kuskokwim Dr, Fairbanks, AK, -
DUNS: 968575576
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Keith Cunningham
 (907) 474-6958
Business Contact
 Keith Cunningham
Title: President
Phone: (907) 474-6958
Email: kwc@mobile-map.com
Research Institution
ABSTRACT: A refined volcanic plume model is proposed to evaluate improved forecasting of ash movement and dispersion. This refined model utilizes near real-time model calibration and validation, perspective satellite observation geometry, and future in-situ measurements for more accurate models and forecasts. BENEFIT: Aircraft safety utilizes coarse volcanic plume models and better models will allow improved operational safety margins.

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