Ball Aerospace receives $4.3M NASA contract
Last Updated: 14:09 May 20, 2014
The instrument is named High-spectral-Resolution-Lidar for Aerosols Winds and Clouds - Using the Optical Autocovariance Wind Lidar, or HAWC-OAWL.
It is one of 17 technology proposals selected under NASA's Instrument Incubator Program. HAWC-OAWL will help enable future earth science measurements and visionary concepts through the Earth Science Technology Office in support of NASA's Earth Science Division.
"The HAWC-OAWL measurements will help scientists better understand how co-located aerosols and winds interact in cloud formations," said Ball Aerospace's principal investigator Sara Tucker in a statement. "Understanding this interaction is critically important for predicting cloud properties and brightness."
Ball Aerospace is a subsidiary from Broomfield-based Ball Corp. (NYSE: BLL).
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