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Company Information:

Company Name: Atmospheric & Space Technology Research Associates
City: Boulder
State: CO
Zip+4: 80301-
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (210) 834-3475

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,249,756.00 9
SBIR Phase II $3,748,464.00 5
STTR Phase I $299,997.00 3
STTR Phase II $749,998.00 1

Award List:

Advanced Miniature Optical Sensors for Space-Based Monitoring of the Ionosphere and Upper Atmosphere

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Geoff Crowley, President/Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $99,937.00
Abstract:
As the Air Force moves toward the deployment of many smaller satellites, it would be useful to develop smaller versions of SSUSI and GUVI imagers to take advantage of these multiple platforms, so that global measurements could become an operational reality. The goal of the Phase I effort proposed… More

Connected Autonomous Space Environment Sensors (CASES)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: CORNELL UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Geoff Crowley, President/Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Paul Kintner
Abstract:
We propose to investigate under Phase-I of the STTR Program FY07 the development of space weather sensor networks including the next-generation of GPS space weather monitors, the network interfaces for internet and remote operation, and system-wide analysis algorithms to validate and calibrate the… More

HF Software Receiver Arrays (HFSRA)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Principal Investigator: Geoff Crowley, President/Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $99,998.00
RI Contact: R. B. Kalmbach
Abstract:
Accurate real-time knowledge of the bottomside ionosphere is necessary for covert HF communications, near vertical incidence sounding, and geolocation of HF transmitters. Sky-wave TDOA geolocation is the "holy grail" of HF geolocation techniques due to its passive nature, low cost, and easy… More

Advanced Miniature Optical Sensors for Space-Based Monitoring of the Ionosphere and Upper Atmosphere

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Geoff Crowley, President & Chief Scienti
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
As the Air Force moves toward the deployment of many smaller satellites, it would be useful to develop smaller versions of SSUSI and GUVI imagers to take advantage of these multiple platforms, so that global measurements could become an operational reality. The goal of Phase II shall be to develop… More

Connected Autonomous Space Environment Sensors (CASES)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Cornell University
Principal Investigator: Geoff Crowley, President/Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $749,998.00
RI Contact: Paul Kintner
Abstract:
This Phase-II proposal addresses Air Force STTR Topic AF07-T031 (Robust, Autonomous, Inexpensive Space Weather Sensors), which was released with the objective to develop robust, autonomous, low-cost sensors to deliver near real-time, three-dimensional space environmental data. The Air Force requires… More

Modular Cubesat Architectures and Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Geoff Crowley, President/Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $99,948.00
Abstract:
This Phase-I proposal applies Plug-and-Play concepts to the development of a radically new instrument, the so-called CubeSat-Tiny Ionospheric Photometer (CTIP) that will acquire 135.6 nm nightglow measurements with optical design, thermal management, and power control systems specifically… More

Satellite Drag Physical Model Module for a Near Real Time Operation Test Bed

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of Colorado
Principal Investigator: Geoffrey Crowley, Principal Investigator – (210) 834-3475
Award Amount: $99,999.00
RI Contact: Jeffrey Thayer
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Satellite drag is the leading cause of orbit prediction error in low earth orbit. Modeling of this drag force and its variability is critical to accurate orbit determination and prediction. One of the leading contributing factors to error in drag prediction is thermospheric neutral… More

GPS Autonomous Micro-Monitor (GAMMA)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Geoffrey Crowley, President/Chief Scientist – (210) 834-3475
Award Amount: $149,992.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The Air Force and other DoD components require accurate knowledge of the ionospheric environment to understand and predict its impacts on vital radio-based systems, including communications, navigation, and surveillance systems. ASTRA proposes the"GAMMA"GPS autonomous… More

E-field Instrument for CubeSats

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Geoffrey Crowley, President/Chief Scientist – (210) 834-3475
Award Amount: $149,996.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The Air Force and other DoD components require accurate knowledge of the ionospheric environment to understand and predict its impacts on vital radio-based systems, including communications, navigation, and surveillance systems. In response to the STTR Topic AF112-083 we propose to… More

Small Satellite-based System for Active and Passive Sounding of the Ionosphere DC-HF

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Geoffrey Crowley, Chief Scientist – (210) 834-3475
Award Amount: $149,931.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Accurate specification of the ionospheric environment is critical to Air Force and DoD needs, because it impacts communications, navigation and surveillance systems. Most current ground-based ionospheric monitoring systems are expensive, large, and power-hungry providing poor coverage… More

Terahertz Radiometer Design for Thermospheric Wind Sounding

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Irfan Azeem, Principal Investigator – (303) 641-4235
Award Amount: $149,968.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The ionosphere and upper atmosphere play a major role in Air Force and DoD missions, including communications, navigation, surveillance, and satellite drag. Understanding how the ionosphere affects these DoD missions is tied in part to understanding its motion and variability.… More

Modular Cubesat Architectures and Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Geoff Crowley, President – (210) 834-3475
Award Amount: $749,782.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: As the Air Force moves toward the deployment of CubeSats and the need for responsive launches, operational Plug-and-Play instruments to monitor the space environment become necessary. The goal of Phase-II is to develop and deliver a prototype for a new UV remote sensing instrument for… More

GPS Autonomous Micro-Monitor (GAMMA)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Geoffrey Crowley, President / Chief Scienti – (210) 834-3475
Award Amount: $748,693.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Ionospheric scintillation and TEC are required by the IORD. We propose a GPS Autonomous Micro-Monitor ("GAMMA") that makes measurements of Ionospheric scintillation and TEC. GAMMA will be remotely deployable, such as on an ocean buoy or in a battlefield. It will send data to the… More

Electric-field Instrument for CubeSats

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Geoffrey Crowley, President / Chief Scienti – (210) 834-3475
Award Amount: $749,992.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The ionosphere has significant effects on DoD radio systems. The Air Force needs electric field measurements in order to nowcast and forecast ionospheric behavior. SBIR Topic AF112-083"Electric Field Instrument for Cube- or Nano-sized Satellites"called for the development… More

GPS Awareness Enabling Algorithms for Theater and Space Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Geoff Crowley, President – (201) 834-3475
Award Amount: $149,988.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The Air Force requires accurate knowledge of the ionospheric environment in order to mitigate ionospheric impacts on vital radio-based systems, including communications, navigation, and surveillance systems. Current DoD capability for the specification and forecasting of the ionosphere… More

Characterizing the Impact of Ionospheric Wave Structures on Coordinate Registration.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Goeffrey Crowley, President – (210) 834-3475
Award Amount: $149,997.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The DoD requires accurate real-time knowledge of ionospheric variability in order to reduce one of the biggest error sources inherent in the use of critical systems such as Over the Horizon Radar (OTHR). OTHR is particularly susceptible to traveling ionospheric disturbances (TID"s)… More

Small Satellite-based System for Active and Passive Sounding of the Ionosphere DC-HF

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Geoffrey Crowley, President – (210) 834-3475
Award Amount: $749,997.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The Air Force and other DoD organizations require accurate knowledge of the ionospheric environment to understand and predict its impacts on vital radio-based systems, including communications, navigation, and surveillance systems. The DoD has placed requirements in the IORD-II document… More

Retrieving Cloud Ice Water, Cloud Liquid Water, and other Cloud Parameters from GPS Radio Occultation and Satellite Microwave Imager/Sounder in Heavy

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Geoffrey Crowley, President – (210) 834-3475
Award Amount: $149,999.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Cloud ice water content and cloud liquid water content strongly affect radiative transfer of solar energy to the atmosphere, and hence need to be taken into account in any modeling of the weather and climate. This proposal advances the poorly-known area of sensitivity of GPS RO to… More