Subsidy Tracker Individual Entry

Company: 
BAE SYSTEMS INFORMATION AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS INTEGRATION I
Parent Company: 
BAE Systems
Subsidy Source: 
federal
State in Which Facility Is Located: 
Virginia
Project Description: 

THE BAE/JPL/GSFC TEAM PROPOSES A THREE YEAR EFFORT TO ADVANCE THE READINESS OF MISTIC WINDS AN APPROACH BASED ON A MINIATURE HIGH RESOLUTION WIDE FIELD THERMAL EMISSION SPECTROMETRY INSTRUMENT THAT WILL PROVIDE GLOBAL TROPOSPHERIC PROFILES OF ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE AND HUMIDITY AT HIGH (2-3 KM) SPATIAL RESOLUTION. ITS EXTRAORDINARILY SMALL SIZE LOW MASS AND MINIMAL COOLING REQUIREMENTS CAN BE ACCOMMODATED ABOARD A MICRO-SATELLITE. LOW FABRICATION AND LAUNCH COSTS ENABLE A LEO SUN-SYNCHRONOUS SOUNDING CONSTELLATION THAT WOULD COLLECTIVELY PROVIDE FREQUENT (1-2 HOUR) SOUNDING REFRESH RATES OR FREQUENT VERTICALLY RESOLVED TROPOSPHERIC WIND OBSERVATIONS. THESE OBSERVATIONS ARE HIGHLY COMPLEMENTARY TO PRESENT AND EMERGING ENVIRONMENTAL OBSERVING SYSTEMS AND WOULD PROVIDE A COMBINATION OF HIGH VERTICAL AND HORIZONTAL RESOLUTION NOT PROVIDED BY ANY OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL OBSERVING SYSTEM CURRENTLY IN OPERATION. THESE OBSERVATIONS WHEN ASSIMILATED INTO HIGH RESOLUTION WEATHER MODELS WOULD REVOLUTIONIZE SHORT-TERM AND SEVERE WEATHER FORECASTING SAVE LIVES AND SUPPORT KEY ECONOMIC DECISIONS IN THE UTILITY AIR TRANSPORT INDUSTRY AND AGRICULTURE AT MUCH LOWER COST THAN PROVIDING THESE OBSERVATIONS FROM GEO. IN ADDITION THIS OBSERVATION CAPABILITY WOULD BE A CRITICAL TOOL IN THE STUDY OF TRANSPORT PROCESSES FOR WATER VAPOR CLOUDS POLLUTION AND AEROSOLS.

Year: 
2017
Major Industry of Parent: 
aerospace and military contracting
Specific Industry of Parent: 
aerospace & military contracting
Subsidy Value: 
$4,373,627
Program Name: 
NASA Science Grants
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance code: 
43.001
Awarding Agency: 
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Type of Subsidy: 
federal grant
Source of Data: 
Notes: 

Year is fiscal year.

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