NASA SBIR 2007 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 07-2 S6.02-9676
PHASE 1 CONTRACT NUMBER: NNX08CA99P
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Technologies for Large-Scale Numerical Simulation
PROPOSAL TITLE: Remote Data Exploration with the Interactive Data Language

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Tech-X Corporation
5621 Arapahoe Avenue, Suite A
Boulder, CO 80303 - 1379
(720) 974-1855

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Michael Galloy
mgalloy@txcorp.com
5621 Arapahoe Ave Suite A
Boulder, CO 80303 - 1379
(303) 996-2032

Expected Technology Readiness Level (TRL) upon completion of contract: 7

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
We propose to enable user-friendly interaction with multi-processor and multi-core resources,allowing users to seamlessly retrieve remote data with DAP and take advantage of parallelcomputing resources for analyzing that data. Where possible, we plan to make these featuresavailable in the open-source GDL (Gnu Data Language) version of IDL.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
IDL is widely used for analysis and visualization throughout NASA. DAP is also used by NASA; there are 72 NASA datasets listed on the OPeNDAP website including datasets at GES-DISC Data Holdings, CDAWeb Data Holdings, Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive
Center (PODAAC), and Ocean Earth Science Information Partner (OceanESIP).

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
IDL is widely used in academia, industry, national labs. Data analysis in various areas can benefit from accessing remote data, e.g. astronomy, remote sensing, climate studies, medical imaging, chemical engineering. There are 28 non-NASA organizations with over 100 datasets listed on the
OPeNDAP website.

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.

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING
Software Tools for Distributed Analysis and Simulation


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