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: 

THE DECADAL SURVEY IDENTIFIES THE 3D-WINDS MISSION AS CRITICAL TO IMPROVING BOTH GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE OBSERVATIONS AND WEATHER AND AIR QUALITY FORECASTING. A SUCCESSFUL 3D-WINDS MISSION REQUIRES MEASUREMENT OF WIND PROFILES UNDER ALL AEROSOL LOADING CONDITIONS INCLUDING CLEAN AIR. TO ACHIEVE THIS WITH METEOROLOGICALLY RELEVANT PRECISION AND NECESSARY SPATIAL AVAILABILITY REQUIRES MEASURING THE DOPPLER SHIFT FROM BOTH AEROSOL AND MOLECULAR BACKSCATTER. THE INTEGRATED DIRECT DETECTION (IDD) HYBRID DOPPLER WIND LIDAR APPROACH PROPOSED FOR THE DECADAL SURVEY 3D-WINDS MISSION EMPLOYS A SINGLE COMMON LASER APERTURE/TELESCOPE AND SIGNAL PROCESSOR TO ACHIEVE BOTH AEROSOL AND MOLECULAR BACKSCATTER WIND PROFILES. THE IDD SYSTEM OFFERS BENEFICIAL REDUCTIONS IN COST MASS ANDTECHNICAL RISK OVER THE CURRENTLY BASELINED TWO-WAVELENGTH/TWO-LIDAR APPROACH WHICH REQUIRES TWO COMPLEX DISPARATE LASERS AND TWO RECEIVERS THAT SHARE FEW SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS OR RESOURCES. THE ALTERNATIVE IDD HYBRID APPROACH CONSISTS OF THE OPTICAL AUTOCOVARIANCE INTERFEROMETER RECEIVER DEVELOPED AT BALL AEROSPACE A SINGLE RECEIVER TELESCOPE LASER AND DATA SYSTEM (DEVELOPEDUNDER THE ESTO FUNDED OPTICAL AUTOCOVARIANCE WIND LIDAR (OAWL) IIP) AND A PROPOSED NOVEL COMPACT DOUBLE-EDGE FABRY-PEROT ETALON AND CONTROL SYSTEM DESIGNED AT BALL TO EASILY INTEGRATE WITH THE OAWL INTERFEROMETER. THE BALL ETALON APPROACH USES POLARIZATION MULTIPLEXING TO GENERATE TWO TUNABLE PATHS WITHIN THE SAME ETALON VOLUME PROVIDING ADDITIONAL COST MASS AND VOLUME SAVINGS OVER STEPPED-MIRROR APPROACHES. UNDER THIS ACT WE PROPOSE TO OPTIMIZE THE DESIGN OF AND FABRICATE A DOUBLE-EDGE POLARIZATION MULTIPLEXED ETALON RECEIVER SUB-SYSTEM AND INTEGRATE IT INTO THE IIP OAWL. THE RESULTING FABRY-PEROT FOR THE INTEGRATED DIRECT DETECTION LIDAR (FIDDL) RECEIVER COMPONENT WILL COMPLETE THE IDD WIND LIDAR SYSTEM ENABLING IT TO DEMONSTRATE SIMULTANEOUS WIND MEASUREMENTS FROM AEROSOL AND MOLECULAR ATMOSPHERIC RETURNS WITH A SINGLE COMMON LASER TELESCOPE AND DATA SYSTEM. DEVELOPMENT AND INTEGRATION (WITH OAWL) OF THE FIDDL COMPONENT OVER A 3-YEAR PERIOD PROVIDES CRITICAL TECHNOLOGY ADVANCEMENTAND DEMONSTRATES HYBRID WIND PROFILES FROM A SYSTEM SCALABLE TO THE IDD 3D-WINDS MISSION. THE COMPACT FIDDL COMPONENT TECHNOLOGY (AND THUS THE IDD HYBRID) IS CURRENTLY AT TRL2 AND WILL BE RAISED TO TRL4 BY THIS EFFORT.

Year: 
2017
Major Industry of Parent: 
paper and packaging
Specific Industry of Parent: 
packaging
Subsidy Value: 
$851,769
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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