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SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 17
Total Value of Awards $6.55MM
First Award Date 05/21/07
Most Recent Award Date 07/01/15

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Crowley Dr. Geoff Crowley 8 Message
Crowley Geoffrey Crowley 6 Message
Azeem Irfan Azeem 1 Message
Crowley Goeffrey Crowley 1 Message
McCormick Steven McCormick 1 Message
McBride Patrick McBride 1 Message

17 Awards Won

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF151-082
Budget: 07/01/15 - 04/11/16

ABSTRACT:Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) sensors are a key part of a developing mission area supported by the Air Force and the Intelligence Community to provide worldwide, persistent surveillance of missile launches and other operations. These sensors operate in the SWIR and MWIR spectral regions. While this spectral range has been valuable...

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: University of Colorado Boulder

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF11-BT29
Budget: 02/21/14 - 05/28/16

ABSTRACT: The Air Force seeks to improve the accuracy of orbit specification and of 72-h orbit predictions beyond present capabilities. Thermospheric neutral density and satellite ballistic coefficient strongly impact satellite drag estimation, which is a leading source of error in orbit predictions in LEO. The goal of this Phase II project is t...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF131-094
Budget: 09/06/13 - 06/05/14

ABSTRACT: The DoD requires accurate real-time knowledge of ionospheric variability in order to reduce one of the biggest error sources inherent in the use of critical systems such as Over the Horizon Radar (OTHR). OTHR is particularly susceptible to traveling ionospheric disturbances (TID s) which are underspecified by current methods. Consequen...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF121-064
Budget: 09/06/13 - 11/27/15

ABSTRACT: The Air Force and other DoD organizations require accurate knowledge of the ionospheric environment to understand and predict its impacts on vital radio-based systems, including communications, navigation, and surveillance systems. The DoD has placed requirements in the IORD-II document for measurements of the ionosphere that include s...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF131-068
Budget: 09/03/13 - 05/28/14

ABSTRACT: Cloud ice water content and cloud liquid water content strongly affect radiative transfer of solar energy to the atmosphere, and hence need to be taken into account in any modeling of the weather and climate. This proposal advances the poorly-known area of sensitivity of GPS RO to precipitation and clouds, and takes advantage of advanc...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF131-081
Budget: 08/30/13 - 05/30/14

ABSTRACT: The Air Force requires accurate knowledge of the ionospheric environment in order to mitigate ionospheric impacts on vital radio-based systems, including communications, navigation, and surveillance systems. Current DoD capability for the specification and forecasting of the ionosphere relies heavily on GPS measurements of ionospheric ...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF112-083
Budget: 01/29/13 - 04/27/15

ABSTRACT: The ionosphere has significant effects on DoD radio systems. The Air Force needs electric field measurements in order to nowcast and forecast ionospheric behavior. SBIR Topic AF112-083 Electric Field Instrument for Cube- or Nano-sized Satellites called for the development of a cubesat- or nanosat-scale Direct Current Electrical Fiel...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF112-065
Budget: 01/17/13 - 04/16/15

ABSTRACT: Ionospheric scintillation and TEC are required by the IORD. We propose a GPS Autonomous Micro-Monitor ( GAMMA ) that makes measurements of Ionospheric scintillation and TEC. GAMMA will be remotely deployable, such as on an ocean buoy or in a battlefield. It will send data to the user via the Iridium satellite network in near real-time....

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF121-064
Budget: 07/23/12 - 04/19/13

ABSTRACT: Accurate specification of the ionospheric environment is critical to Air Force and DoD needs, because it impacts communications, navigation and surveillance systems. Most current ground-based ionospheric monitoring systems are expensive, large, and power-hungry providing poor coverage over ocean areas. To address the need for a sma...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF121-066
Budget: 07/02/12 - 03/28/13

ABSTRACT: The ionosphere and upper atmosphere play a major role in Air Force and DoD missions, including communications, navigation, surveillance, and satellite drag. Understanding how the ionosphere affects these DoD missions is tied in part to understanding its motion and variability. Thermospheric winds contribute significantly to the morphol...

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