Modular Micro-Weather Station for Use in Open Ocean and Coastal Marine Environments

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$299,999.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
DG133R-05-CN-1248
Award Id:
67066
Agency Tracking Number:
2004-64
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
8100 Shaffer Parkway, Suite 130, Littleton, CO, 80127
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
PatrickFrench
Insturments Program Manager
(303) 792-5615
patf@adatech.com
Business Contact:
CliftonBrown, Jr.
President
(303) 792-5615
cliffb@adatech.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
NOAA collects meteorological measurements in open ocean and coastal marine environments from research vessels, data buoys and commercial ships for use in numerical weather prediction, global climate change research, and severe storm identification. The current system cost for robust marine automated meteorological stations is too high to allow ubiquitous use on all the available platforms. Through this SBIR award ADA Technologies will develop a cost effective, modular micro-weather station for use in marine environments. ADA will leverage an existing miniature self-networking sensor pod developed for military applications. The final modular system will weigh a few pounds and 1) measure meteorological parameters, 2) measure GPS location and spatial orientation to correct for platform motions, 3) contain integral communications to transfer data on a routine basis, 4) use a plug-and-play port for additional sensors. In Phase II, other sensors such as cloud cover, cloud height and horizontal visibility will be added.

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