In addition to conducting basic and applied research, NWRA scientists have developed
and provide a wide range of products and services-- from oceanographic
instrumentation and calibration to sea ice engineering to space weather-- which
meet the needs of industry, government and other researchers.
||Shoreline Monitoring Service -
Video Metric Systems™
is a method of monitoring shoreline
processes for coastal management and engineering. An Argus
Beach Monitoring Station (ABMS), combined with state-of-the-art
digital video image processing and photogrammetric techniques, produces
numeric and graphical data products.
For information, please visit the Video Metric Systems™
You may also contact Dr. Joan Oltman-Shay at (425) 644-9660 ext. 314;
or send an e-mail to info (at) planetargus (dot) com
||Coherent Radio Receiving System -
NWRA has developed two radio receiving systems to measure the intensity
of, and relative phase between, VHF and UHF signals broadcast from
the "Transit" satellites of the U.S. Navy Navigation Satellite
System. The data from these systems are used to investigate
the transionospheric communication channel.
||Laboratory Services - NWRA has 2250 sq ft of
fluid dynamics laboratory for simulating atmospheric and
oceanographic physics and flow instrument calibrations. NWRA invites researchers
into the laboratory for flow visualization or modeling fluid dynamic experiments.
Multiple tanks and apparatus have been used for a wide range of research projects.
||Ionospheric Effects Consulting -
The Earth's ionosphere can cause a wide range of undesirable effects
on radio signals passing through it, including refraction, group
delay, Doppler shift and spread, polarization rotation, and scintillation.
NWRA has both the models and expertise to help in planning systems
and operations to avoid or ameliorate these effects and to aide
in assessing problems as they are encountered.
For further information please contact Jim Secan.
More information on NWRA scintillation services can be found in
predictions area of our site.
As a part of its research activities, NWRA has developed a number of
innovative and practical software solutions. This software expertise
can be applied to meet the needs of industry and government.