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 GEO-TASO IIP BUILDS UPON THE SUCCESSFUL GEOSPEC IIP DEMONSTRATION BY DEVELOPING AN ENABLING TWO CHANNEL AIRBORNESPECTROMETER WITH HIGH SPECTRAL SAMPLING AND ADAPTABLE RESOLUTION. THOUGH THIS CONCEPT HAS BROAD SCIENTIFIC APPLICATION IT UNEQUIVOCALLY SUPPORTS THE GEO-CAPE TRACE GAS AND AEROSOL MEASUREMENTS. GEO-TASO HAS THREE GOALS: ADVANCE THE TRL OF AN OPTIMALLY COMPACT GEO-CAPE PROTOTYPE SPECTROMETER PROVIDE A RE-USABLE TOOL FOR ADDRESSING GEO-CAPE SENSOR TRADES AND TEST SENSOR-RETRIEVAL SYSTEM PERFORMANCE OVER A RANGE OF SPECTRAL AND SPATIAL SAMPLING SCALES USING REAL SCENE DATA. LABORATORY AND AIRBORNE SENSOR DATA COUPLED WITH RETRIEVAL ALGORITHM DEVELOPMENTS ENABLE THIS IIP TO DETERMINE THE OPTIMAL SPECTRAL AND SPATIAL SAMPLING AND RESOLUTION VALUES TO MEET THE GEO-CAPE MEASUREMENT OBJECTIVES. THIS ACTIVITY SAVES CRITICAL MISSION DOLLARS THROUGH REDUCTION OF THE MISSION FORMULATION TIME; IT REDUCES MISSION RISK BY CLOSING THE LOOP BETWEEN THE SCIENCE TRACEABILITY MATRIX (STM)MEASUREMENT OBJECTIVES SENSOR REQUIREMENTS PERFORMANCE AND RETRIEVALS BY PROVIDING RELEVANT DATA FOR CRUCIAL TRADES. THE COMPACT SPECTROMETER FORM BEING PROPOSED OFFERS A 3 TIMES VOLUME REDUCTION COMPARED TO OTHER DESIGN FORMS. THIS SAVINGS IS CRITICAL FOR A GEOSTATIONARY MISSION. THIS IIP OFFERS TANGIBLE COST SAVINGS ACROSS THE GEO-CAPE MISSION LIFE FROM FORMULATION TO FLIGHT BY ASSISTING INMISSION DEFINITION AND ADVANCING HARDWARE TO A FLIGHT READY TRL. THIS 3 YEAR EFFORT INCLUDES MISSION AND SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS DEFINITION SENSOR ASSEMBLY INTEGRATION AND PERFORMANCE TESTING ENVIRONMENTAL TESTING AND TWO NASA DC-8 CAMPAIGNS. CALIBRATED LABORATORY AND FLIGHT DATA WILL BE USED IN STATE OF THE ART TRACE GAS RETRIEVALS TO ASSESS THE COUPLED SENSOR AND ALGORITHMS ABILITY TO ACHIEVE THE GEO-CAPE MEASUREMENT OBJECTIVES. THE ENTRY TRL IS 3 AND THE EXIT WILL BE 6 FOR AIRBORNE AND 5 FOR SPACEFLIGHT. HARDWARE WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR FURTHER TRADE STUDIES CONTINUALLY INFORMING THE MISSION REQUIREMENTS DEFINITION.

Year: 
2017
Major Industry of Parent: 
paper and packaging
Specific Industry of Parent: 
packaging
Subsidy Value: 
$4,256,120
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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