NASA SBIR 2015 Solicitation


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 15-1 A2.01-9858
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Flight Test and Measurements Technologies
PROPOSAL TITLE: CloudTurbine: Streaming Data via Cloud File Sharing

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
21 Surrey Lane
Laconia, NH 03246 - 6010
(603) 556-9181

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Matthew J Miller
21 Surrey Lane
Laconia, NH 03246 - 6010
(603) 556-9181

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Matthew J Miller
21 Surrey Lane
Laconia, NH 03246 - 6010
(603) 556-9181

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 3
End: 5

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Flight Test and Measurements Technologies is a Technology Available (TAV) subtopic that includes NASA Intellectual Property (IP). Do you plan to use the NASA IP under the award?

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
We propose a novel technology to leverage rapidly evolving cloud based infrastructure to improve time constrained situational awareness for real-time decision making. Our "CloudTurbine" innovation eliminates the distinction between files and streams to distribute live streaming sensor and video data over cloud file sharing services.
Streaming and static data have long been considered separately, with unique mechanisms for data transmittal and viewing of each. Files are the greatest common denominator linking static data across all computers. However, real-time streaming data distribution is widely presumed to be sensor-centric; i.e. up-front requirements to "keep up" with live data trump all other considerations.
A great unification of cloud based services for static data has recently occurred. There are now many providers of "file sharing" cloud based services. The paradigm for all is simple: (1) put data in a local file folder, (2) it automatically shows up at other linked systems via a cloud service. Wouldn't it be nice if one could unify an approach to streaming data that leveraged this file-sharing cloud infrastructure? That is precisely what we propose.
Building upon a functional prototype, we propose to characterize, evaluate, refine and adapt CloudTurbine technology to NASA and commercial applications. CloudTurbine is a streaming data interface to and from standard file sharing cloud services. It delegates much of the data transmittal, security, and server resources to the cloud service provider. It provides robust continuous streaming for high data and frame rates while trading off manageable amounts of delivery latency (on the order of seconds). In so doing, it eliminates the distinction between files and streams, and enables a simple, cost effective new paradigm for streaming data middleware.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
CloudTurbine significantly enhances the NASA "Virtual Presence" technology for flight research, wind tunnel testing, and other forms of collaborative data monitoring. It provides secure video distribution using existing cloud and web infrastructure. It brings the power and advantages of modern cloud computing to streaming data for flight operations. It is synergistic and compatible with both DataTurbine and WebScan systems, and leverages the investment and utility of these legacy technologies.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Potential non-NASA applications include scientific sensor applications such as environmental and Earth observation systems, a DataTurbine compatible enhancement for scientific researchers at, smartphone photo/video sharing, and a new paradigm for streaming data content delivery networks. CloudTurbine addresses many significant needs of the expanding "Internet of Things" market, such as secure cost effective home appliance, utility and energy use monitoring.

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 Acquisition (see also Sensors)
Data Fusion
Image Capture (Stills/Motion)
Sensor Nodes & Webs (see also Communications, Networking & Signal Transport)
Telemetry/Tracking (Cooperative/Noncooperative; see also Planetary Navigation, Tracking, & Telemetry)

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