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NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) Broadcast Simulator

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: N/A
Contract: DG133R-05-CN-1188
Agency Tracking Number: NOAA 05-49
Amount: $74,859.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 8.3.2
Solicitation Number: NOAA-2005-1
Solicitation Year: 2005
Award Year: 2005
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
19 Leaming Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Viorel Olariu
 Senior Design Engineer
 (719) 540-8504
Business Contact
 Alfred Gnadinger
Title: President and CEO
Phone: (719) 540-8504
Research Institution

Complex and expensive instrumentation is currently required to test the NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) receivers because of their unique characteristics. There is a critical need for a small, portable, dedicated broadcast simulator specifically designed to evaluate NWR system performance. This SBIR Phase I project covers the research directed toward designing, prototyping, and establishing the feasibility of such an all-in-one testing tool, a NWR Broadcast Simulator. This simulator automatically performs comprehensive measurements for testing the performance of the NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) receivers and assessing compliance with the Public Alert Standard CEA-2009. In Phase I a prototype of a NWR Broadcast Simulator will be built and tested to establish proof-of principle. In Phase II a fully engineered simulator will be built, characterized and delivered to NOAA and potential commercialization partners.

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