Deployable Micro Weather Sensor

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00039-04-C-0027
Agency Tracking Number: N041-145-1480
Amount: $69,993.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: N04-145
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
151 Evergreen Drive, Suite B, Bozeman, MT, 59715
DUNS: 118024608
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Bognar
 (406) 994-9354
Business Contact
 John Bognar
Title: President
Phone: (406) 994-9354
Research Institution
Real-time meteorological data is becoming ever more critical to military operations. Such data should be available from as many locations around a theater of operation as possible. To that end, there is a need for compact weather sensors that can be quickly deployed by a wide variety of methods, ranging from high-performance aircraft to infantry soldiers. The resulting local weather data will be of use in many ways, such as the planning of sensor and weapon mixes, prediction of sensor performance, personnel preparation for operations, and in predicting the dispersion and lifetime of chemical and biological weapons. A unique micro weather sensor will be developed that is built around a patent-pending anemometer system. This anemometer system offers several very unique features that will not only allow the anemometer to function in environments that would prohibit the function of standard anemometers, but will also allow it to deliver additional meteorological data products. This anemometer is the heart of the proposed system, and Phase I development work will focus extensively on the miniaturization of this technology. The technology is also expected to have substantial commercial potential; the miniaturized form will expand these markets and open new possibilities for the technology.

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