Engineers at Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Boulder, Colo. needed a microwave receiver subsystem for a new satellite. They found a solution with EDO Corp., New York, N.Y.
Under a $15.6 million contract, EDO will build the receiver for the Global Precipitation Measurement satellite system.
Managed by NASA, the GPM satellite system is a joint effort with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and other international partners to build a constellation of spacecraft to improve climate and weather predictions through more accurate and frequent precipitation measurements.
EDO will produce one engineering model and one flight subsystem for incorporation onto the first satellite’s microwave-imaging instrument. EDO’s subsystem will convert microwave energy into digital data. The initial funding provided is $3 million for efforts through 2006. The entire program is expected to extend into 2008. For more information, see www.edocorp.com.