NASA SBIR 2005 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER:05 S7.02-9256
SUBTOPIC TITLE:Innovative Tools and Techniques Supporting the Practical Uses of Earth Science Observations
PROPOSAL TITLE:Web Based Distributed Coastal Image Analysis System

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
American GNC Corporation
888 Easy Street
Simi Valley ,CA 93065 - 1812
(805) 582 - 0582

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr. Tasso   Politopoulos
tpolito@americangnc.com
888 Easy Street
Simi Valley, CA  93065 -1812
(805) 582 - 0582

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (LIMIT 200 WORDS)
This project develops Web based distributed image analysis system processing the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) data to provide decision makers or non-specialists with high-quality, environmental scientific information and coastal predictive tools. The system provides the underpinnings for ecosystem-based environmental awareness and management in coastal regions, such as, sea surface temperature, sea surface height and ecological forecasts, etc. The Web Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is utilized to build remote intelligent components in advanced applications server (JBoss), which implement MODIS image processing to extract useful features to identify events of interest. The AGNC innovative neural network is employed as internal knowledge representation and classification engine to map image feature vector to internal numerical presentation. The initial prototype of the system is given as example demonstration.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (LIMIT 150 WORDS)
NASA potential applications include utilization of image based earth science and intelligent planetary missions.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (LIMIT 150 WORDS)
This SBIR program will be beneficial to government/military/civilian applications in the following areas: automated environment event detection, image based coastal fault detection, image based environmental protection, image sensing/processing and Web based distributed image processing systems.

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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