The Office of Naval Research, in conjunction with the National Oceanographic Partnership Program, has awarded Sierra Lobo a contract (N00014-18-C-2060) to develop a long-wave infrared (LWIR) instrument for sea surface temperature measurement by cubesats. The instrument will improve the spatial and temporal resolution of measurements that are a key input to weather and climate models. Sierra Lobo’s teammates on the project are the University of Cincinnati and Teledyne Technologies.
During the two-year period of performance, the team will build and test a LWIR imager, and prepare for an on-orbit demonstration during the next phase of the program. Sierra Lobo is grateful to all who contributed to the proposal effort.