Terrestrial Weather



Colorado Springs, CO

How might we address the ability to monitor earth’s terrestrial environments with the objective of providing improved global weather data and products to support the warfighter?

Problem Statement

Find commercial solutions to address the ability to monitor earth’s terrestrial environments with the objective of providing improved global weather data and products to support the warfighter.

Solutions may include anything from a full commercial operations floor providing services and data to the US government, to a set of niche ground and space based sensors, data, data processing, improved algorithms, and services provided directly to an Air Force operations floor or operators on the ground.

Solutions are desired across a wide array of relevant technologies that demonstrate a commercial viability.

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    Colorado Springs Gazette Colorado Springs, Colorado – October 10, 2018 – Four of six companies that spent four months this year in the Catalyst Accelerator at Catalyst Campus for Technology and Innovation have won Small Business Innovation Research Grants. The four companies — Adaptive Systems, Advanced Radar Co., Guidestar Optical Systems and SaraniaSat — all […]

Cohort Companies

Adaptive Systems

Adaptive Systems LLC is developing next generation weather intelligence and data integration software for the general aviation community to support in-flight weather risk decision making to reduce pilot workload, minimize flight risks, lower industry costs and improve general aviation safety. Adaptive Systems, LLC is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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Send and receive any type of data from anywhere in the world. A data and sensor agonistic platform that solves the remote tracking/communication problems for any customer in the world. Solving the need for truth data in remote locations with no cellular or power. AeroLynk is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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Advanced Radar Company

Advanced Radar Company is a global provider and innovator of commercialized applications for weather radar systems, including hardware, software and customized products for severe weather detection and storm tracking, cloud and precipitation formation, and wind-shear detection. AregnTM is the Supported Open Source Platform for Real-Time Wx. Advanced Radar Company is located in Boulder, Colorado.

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Guidestar Optical Systems

Advanced Optical Solutions for Light propagation and Imaging in Challenging Environments. Guidestar Optical Systems, Inc. develops advanced optical measurement and control systems for light propagation through the atmosphere. Applications include beam control and adaptive optics for free space laser communications, directed energy laser weapons, space situational awareness, and astronomical imaging, as well as atmospheric turbulence monitoring and forecasting. Guidestar is located in Longmont, Colorado.

Guidestar was acquired by General Atomics in October 2020.

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Koolock,Inc. is a geospatial company providing satellite thermal-imagery to monitor weather-related events and natural hazards. Their service enables situational awareness and decision making in real-time. They are working on providing on-demand access to the past, present, and future state of the environment through an advanced analytical pipeline and cloud-based platforms. Koolock is located at Moffett Field, California.


SaraniaSat was founded to address a Grand Challenge facing the agricultural industry, which is to break through the current “logjam” blocking the widespread acceptance of satellite remote-sensing data and information products by the industry. SaraniaSat was recently written up in VentureBeat as a “Unicorn” with a unique solution. SaraniaSat is located in Los Angeles, California.

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