Form 9.B Project Summary

Chron:

971068

Proposal Number:

14.11-0800B

Project Title:

Nonlinear Dynamical Techniques for

Analyzing Spacecraft Data

Technical Abstract (Limit 200 words)

This projet will study the feasibility of near

real-time analysis of spacecraft data for

characterizing complexity in images and for

prediction. Nonlinear dynamical techniques have

the ability to recognize the structures and their

dynamical evolution, independent of a priori

assumptions, thus capturing the essential features

inherent in the data. Models of the near-Earth

geospace developed with these techniques have

given good predictions of the global dynamics and

the capability to incorporate the extensive

information contained in the images obtained by

orbiting spacecraft need to be developed. The

proposed research will develop tools for using

spacecraft data for real-time or near real-time

predictions of space environment, and for

characterizing complexity in images. The focus is on

the development of interactive tools for extracting

the leading features in large data bases, in paricular

satellite images. These tools will be developed in

object oriented graphical programming language

such for use in on-line browsing and computation of

leading features. At the conclusion of the Phase I

effort a proto-type tool for on-line analysis of

complexity or patterns in images and prediction of

the space environment, and the feasibility of

commercialization report will be provided.

Potential Commercial Applications (Limit 200 words)

The rapidly escalating size of space borne data such

as images undescore the need to extract the leading

features from these large volume data sets.

Innovative techniques for characterizing the trends

and patterns in such data bases are expected to

have extensive applications and commerial

potential. Further, the predicting ability of these

techniques will yield reliable and accurate

forecasting tools for space weather, which has

become essential due to the increasing economic

use of outer space and the increasing complexity of

the technology base such as electric power and

telecommunication systems.

Name and Address of Principal Investigator (Name,

Organization Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip)

Suman Ganguly

Center for Remote Sensing, Inc.

11350 Random Hills Rd. Suite 710

Fairfax , VA 22030

Name and Address of Offeror (Firm Name, Mail Address,

City/State/Zip)

Suman Ganguly

Center for Remote Sensing, Inc.

11350 Random Hills Rd. Suite 710

Fairfax , VA 22030