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: 

REMOTE SENSING OF COASTAL OCEAN COLOR IS CRITICAL FOR MONITORING OCEAN PRODUCTIVITY AND HEALTH. HIGH SPATIAL RESOLUTION SENSING IS REQUIRED TO RESOLVE TIDAL FRONTS RIVER PLUMES AND PHYTOPLANKTON PATCHES IN THE COASTAL OCEAN. FREQUENT MONITORING IS ESSENTIAL FOR UNDERSTANDING THE DYNAMICS OF COASTAL PROCESSES WHICH ARE DRIVEN BY TIDES AND STORM EVENTS EACH HOUR. ACHIEVING A SHORT REVISIT TIME HIGH SPATIAL AND SPECTRAL RESOLUTION AND HIGH SIGNAL-TO-NOISE-RATIO (SNR) USING CONVENTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES CAN REQUIRE RISKY COMPLEX ND LARGE PAYLOADS. HE OBJECTIVE OF THIS IIP IS TO ADVANCE THE TECHNOLOGICAL READINESS LEVEL (TRL) OF THE MULTI-SLIT OFFNER SPECTROMETER TECHNOLOGY. THISTECHNOLOGY EMPLOYED IN A GEOSTATIONARY REMOTE SENSING PAYLOAD CAN ACCOMPLISH THE OCEAN COLOR MISSION WITH A SMALL PACKAGE FAST REVISIT TIME AND HIGH SNR BY PRODUCING HYPERSPECTRAL IMAGES AT MULTIPLE POSITIONS SIMULTANEOUSLY.DURING THIS THREE-YEAR IIP WE PROPOSE TO BUILD A PROTOTYPE MULTI-SLIT OFFNER SPECTROMETER THAT MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE GEO-CAPE EVENT IMAGER MISSION (A TIER II EARTH SCIENCE DECADAL SURVEY MISSION). WE WILL RAISE THE TECHNOLOGY READINESS LEVEL (TRL) FROM TRL 3 TO TRL 6 BY SUBJECTING IT TO LAUNCH VIBRATION LEVELS AND CHARACTERIZING ITS PERFORMANCE IN AN OPERATIONAL THERMALVACUUM ENVIRONMENT. IN ADDITION WE WILL PERFORM SEVERAL STUDIES WHICH DEMONSTRATE THE MULTI-SLIT OFFNER SPECTROMETER CAPABILITY TO PRODUCE COASTAL PRODUCTS REQUIRED FOR GEO-CAPE. THE BENEFITS OF A MULTI-SLIT OFFNER SPECTROMETER ARE CLEAR. IT CAN PRODUCE HYPERSPECTRAL IMAGERY FROM BOTH US COASTS AT A SPATIAL RESOLUTION OF 375 M IN LESS THAN 54 MINUTES WHILE MAINTAINING A 1000:1 SNR IN A PAYLOAD OF ONLY 147 KG (33 CM APERTURE). IN CONTRAST ACONVENTIONAL SPECTROMETER REQUIRES A PAYLOAD OF 550 KG (72 CM APERTURE). THE SMALLER PAYLOAD REDUCES BOTH RISK AND COST FOR THE MISSION.

Year: 
2017
Major Industry of Parent: 
paper and packaging
Specific Industry of Parent: 
packaging
Subsidy Value: 
$4,544,927
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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