NASA SBIR 2010 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 10-1 S6.02-9710
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Earth Science Applied Research and Decision Support
PROPOSAL TITLE: Mobile Water Quality Information Tool

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Applied Geosolutions, LLC
403 Kent Place
NEWMARKET, NH 03857 - 1537
(603) 292-5747

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Nathan Torbick
Torbick@agsemail.com
403 Kent Place
NEWMARKET, NH 03857 - 1537
(603) 659-2392

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 3
End: 7

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
Water quality remote sensing has grown to allow for operational monitoring of trophic status, assessment of cyanobacteria blooms, and historical and trend analysis of water quality. Now, with the exponential growth of mobile technologies new opportunities can remove barriers to operational products and interaction by using handheld devices. The innovation of this SBIR is the integration of operational Earth Observations, web-GIS technologies, and disparate point data using a seamlessly linked mobile platform. Several existing tools (government, commercial, and open source) have been developed in the past decade to generate and provide remotely sensed water quality information for improving the decision making process. However, there is currently an innovation gap in a 1.) comprehensive utility that pools together existing disparate data; 2.) georeferenced mobile platform that enables real time end-user interaction while at a site; and, 3.) lack of operational products for a diverse audience. The mobile application is scalable to any region, easily transferable, and will provide users with unique access to customizable geospatial information products over the web using a hand held device. The direct science outcome will improve water quality, improve water quality decision making processes, and improve access to water quality information that utilizes NASA science.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
•Provide mobile based services for water quality management
•Provide cost-effective monitoring tools for management and compliance on the order of cents per lake/pond; comprehensive assessment (spatial & temporal) and monitoring system to improve decision-making process
•Assess water bodies rarely sampled due to traditional time and cost restraints
•Forecast potential to assist health managers make decisions
•Generate high quality, spatially explicit, scientifically valid information and substantially reduce required field collection, assessment, and regulatory compliance
•Non-invasive monitoring & assessment of landscape conditions
•Ability to generate near-real time assessment and apply continued analyses regularly in the future with newly obtained imagery
•Secured, web-based delivery system reaches wide audience digitally
•Applicable and expandable to large area monitoring
•Products integrated with agencies
•Compatible with the National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
•Provide mobile based services for water quality management
•Provide cost-effective monitoring tools for management and compliance on the order of cents per lake/pond; comprehensive assessment (spatial & temporal) and monitoring system to improve decision-making process
•Assess water bodies rarely sampled due to traditional time and cost restraints
•Forecast potential to assist health managers make decisions
•Generate high quality, spatially explicit, scientifically valid information and substantially reduce required field collection, assessment, and regulatory compliance
•Non-invasive monitoring & assessment of landscape conditions
•Ability to generate near-real time assessment and apply continued analyses regularly in the future with newly obtained imagery
•Secured, web-based delivery system reaches wide audience digitally
•Applicable and expandable to large area monitoring
•Products integrated with agencies
•Compatible with the National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING (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.)
Data Input/Output Devices (Displays, Storage)
Development Environments
Image Analysis
Image Processing
Knowledge Management
Multispectral/Hyperspectral
Outreach
Programming Languages
Software Tools (Analysis, Design)


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