NASA SBIR 2006 Solicitation


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 06-2 S8.04-9577
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Spatial and Visual Methods for Search, Analysis and Display of Science Data
PROPOSAL TITLE: Dynamic Science Data Services for Display, Analysis and Interaction in Widely-Accessible, Web-Based Geospatial Platforms

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
TerraMetrics, Inc.
P.O. Box 270101
Littleton, CO 80127 - 0002
(303) 979-5255

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Gregory Baxes
PO Box 270101
Littleton, CO 80127 - 0002
(303) 979-5255

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
TerraMetrics, Inc., proposes a Phase II R/R&D program to implement the TerraBlocksTM Server architecture that provides geospatial data authoring, storage and delivery capabilities. TerraBlocks enables successful deployment, display and visual interaction of diverse, massive, multi-dimensional science datasets within popular web-based geospatial platforms like Google Earth and NASA World Wind. TerraBlocks is a wavelet-encoded data storage technology and server architecture for NASA science data deployment into widely available web-based geospatial applications. The TerraBlocks approach provides dynamic geospatial data services with an emphasis on 1) server and data storage efficiency, 2) maintaining server-to-client science data integrity and 3) offering client-specific delivery of large Earth science geospatial datasets. The TerraBlocks approach bridges the gap between inflexible, but fast, pre-computed tile delivery approaches and highly flexible, but slower, map services approaches. The pursued technology exploits the use of a network-friendly, wavelet-compressed data format and server architecture that extracts and delivers appropriately-sized blocks of multi-resolution geospatial data to geospatial client applications on demand and in interactive real time. The Phase II project objective is to provide a complete and fully-functional prototype TerraBlocks data authoring and server software package delivery to NASA and simultaneously set the stage for commercial availability. The Phase III objective is to commercially deploy the TerraBlocks technology, with the collaboration of our commercial and government partners, to provide the enabling basis for widely available third-party data authoring and web-based geospatial application data services.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
1) Government DoD/Intelligence data provisioning and delivery, science/research labs, mapping 2) Commercial web-based geospatial platforms 3) Broadcast television map and weather applications 4) Next-generation interactive GIS

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
1) Dissemination of large Earth science datasets into widely-available, geospatial web applications including imagery (e.g., multi-band, hyperspectral) and other 2D datasets, and 3D volumetric datasets 2) NASA World Wind 3) NASA's visualization labs

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.

Computer System Architectures
Data Acquisition and End-to-End-Management
General Public Outreach
Human-Computer Interfaces
K-12 Outreach
Mission Training
Sensor Webs/Distributed Sensors
Software Tools for Distributed Analysis and Simulation

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