Night Crew Labs was selected by NOAA to continue a research and development contract through its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. This two-year, Phase II SBIR contract award focuses on developing the GNSS radio occultation technique on high-altitude balloon platforms. The overarching objective of this contract is to improve regional weather predictions in high-impact areas at critical times. This will be achieved by applying state-of-the-art atmospheric sensing technologies to existing aerial platforms.
NOAA’s SBIR program is a great example of how public-private partnerships can accelerate critical technology to enable improved weather prediction capabilities and commercialization efforts surrounding it.