Subsidy Tracker Individual Entry

Company: 
BALL AEROSPACE & TECHNOLOGIES CORP.
Parent Company: 
Ball Corp.
Subsidy Source: 
federal
State in Which Facility Is Located: 
Colorado
Project Description: 

COMBINED HSRL AND OPTICAL AUTOCOVARIENCE WIND LIDAR (HOAWL) DEMONSTRATIONGLOBAL OBSERVATIONS OF ATMOSPHERIC AEROSOL SCATTERING AND EXTINCTION PROFILES ARE NEEDED TO DIRECTLY SUPPORT SEVERAL DECADAL SURVEY MISSIONS (E.G. ACE GACM). PRECISION PASSIVE MEASUREMENTS OF ATMOSPHERIC TRACE GASSES AND OCEAN COLOR REQUIRE CALIBRATED AEROSOL PROFILE MEASUREMENTS TO PERFORM AEROSOL SCATTERING CALIBRATION CORRECTIONS. WHILE LIDAR IS AN IDEAL INSTRUMENT TO MAKE RANGE RESOLVED AEROSOL SCATTERING MEASUREMENTS SIMPLE SINGLE CHANNEL BACKSCATTER LIDARS (E.G. CALIPSO) CANNOT DIRECTLY PROVIDE THE DESIRED CALIBRATED AEROSOL SCATTERING PROFILES BECAUSE THE BACKSCATTER SIGNAL DEPENDS ON BACKSCATTER CROSS SECTION FROM EACH RANGE AND THE OPTICAL DEPTH TO THE SCATTERING VOLUME. FORTUNATELY MOLECULAR BACKSCATTER IS DOPPLER BROADENED WHILE AEROSOL BACKSCATTER REMAINS NARROW. THE HIGH SPECTRAL RESOLUTION LIDAR (HSRL) TECHNIQUE SPECTRALLY SEPARATES MOLECULES AND AEROSOLS LIDAR RETURNS. WITH KNOWN AIR DENSITY HSRL SEPARATELY MEASURES EXTINCTION AND SCATTERING AT EVERY RANGE. THE BEST CURRENT HSRL METHOD USES AN IODINE ABSORPTION FILTER TO ELIMINATE AEROSOL SCATTER FROM THE MOLECULAR SIGNAL BUT IS LIMITED TO IODINE ABSORPTION FEATURE WAVELENGTHS. THE MOST RESEARCH-VALUABLE WAVELENGTH-DEPENDENT AEROSOL PROPERTY RETRIEVALS REQUIRE THREE AEROSOL BACKSCATTER WAVELENGTH AND TWO EXTINCTION WAVELENGTH PROFILES SPANNING THE UV TO NIR. BALL HAS DEVELOPED THE THEORY FOR EXTRACTION OF HSRL DATA PRODUCTS FROM A MULTI-WAVELENGTH OPTICAL AUTOCOVARIANCE WIND LIDAR (OAWL) INSTRUMENT SIMULTANEOUSLY WITH DOPPLER WIND LIDAR MEASUREMENTS. GROUND-BASED DOPPLER WIND LIDAR MEASUREMENTS FROM OAWL HAVE SUCCESSFUL BEEN DEMONSTRATED UNDER A NASA IIP AWARD WHICH WILL ALSO PERFORM AN AIRBORNE DEMONSTRATION. WE PROPOSE TO LEVERAGE THE OAWL IIP HARDWARE BY AUGMENTING THE HARDWARE AND DEVELOPING THE CONTROL ACQUISITION AND PROCESSING SOFTWARE TO SIMULTANEOUSLY DEMONSTRATE A MULTI-WAVELENGTH HOAWL IMPLEMENTING AN INTEGRATED 2ALPHA+2BETA+2DELTA SYSTEM EXITING AT TRL 4 WITH A GROUND-VALIDATED HOAWL DEMONSTRATION. AN INSTRUMENT CAPABLE OF BOTH WIND AND HSRL MEASUREMENTS WOULD PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY TO COMBINE THE LIDAR PORTION OF THE ACE MISSION WITH THE 3D-WINDS MISSION RESULTING IN MAJOR COST SAVINGS TO NASA.

Year: 
2017
Major Industry of Parent: 
paper and packaging
Specific Industry of Parent: 
packaging
Subsidy Value: 
$775,036
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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