NASA SBIR 2006 Solicitation


SUBTOPIC TITLE:Spatial and Visual Methods for Search, Analysis and Display of Science Data
PROPOSAL TITLE:Dynamic Science Data Services for Display, Analysis and Interaction in Widely-accessible, Web-based Geospatial Platforms

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
PO Box 270101
Littleton, CO 80127-0002
(303) 979-5255

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Gregory   Baxes
PO Box 270101
Littleton, CO  80127-0002
(303) 979-5255

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT ( Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
TerraMetrics, Inc., proposes an SBIR Phase I R/R&D program to investigate and develop a key web services architecture that provides data processing, storage and delivery capabilities and enables successful deployment, display and visual interaction of diverse, massive, multi-dimensional science datasets within popular web-based geospatial platforms like Google Earth, Google Maps, NASA's World Wind and others. The proposed innovation exploits the use of a wired and wireless, network-friendly, wavelet-compressed data format and server architecture that extracts and delivers appropriately-sized blocks of multi-resolution geospatial data to client applications on demand and in real time. The resulting format and architecture intelligently delivers client-required data from a server, or multiple distributed servers, to a wide range of networked client applications that can build a composite, user-interactive 3D visualization of fused, disparate, geospatial datasets. The proposed innovation provides a highly scalable approach to data storage and management while offering geospatial data services to client science applications and a wide range of client and connection types from broadband-connected desktop computers to wireless cell phones. TerraMetrics offers to research the feasibility of the proposed innovation and demonstrate it within the context of a live, server-supported, Google Earth-compatible client application with high-density, multi-dimensional NASA science data.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS ( Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
1) Dissemination of large Earth science datasets into publicly-available, geospatial web applications including imagery (e.g., multi-band, hyperspectral) and other 2D datasets, and 3D volumetric datasets (e.g., real-world and modeling origins)

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS ( Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
1) Military/Intelligence provisioning of immediate access to time- and quality-critical imagery and terrain data assets to battlefield/mobile clients

2) Commercial television map and weather applications; next-generation GIS and scientific data analysis simulation/modeling applications

NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.

Computer System Architectures
General Public Outreach
Human-Computer Interfaces
Software Tools for Distributed Analysis and Simulation

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