NASA SBIR 2016 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 16-1 H13.01-8360
SUBTOPIC TITLE: NDE Simulation and Analysis
PROPOSAL TITLE: Fault-Tolerant NDE Data Reduction Framework

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Emphysic, LLC
5225 Nolan Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55343 - 8996
(763) 744-6282

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Chris Coughlin
ccoughlin@emphysic.com
5225 Nolan Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55343 - 8996
(763) 744-6282

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Chris Coughlin
ccoughlin@emphysic.com
5225 Nolan Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55343 - 8996
(763) 744-6282

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 4
End: 5

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
NDE Simulation and Analysis is a Technology Available (TAV) subtopic that includes NASA Intellectual Property (IP). Do you plan to use the NASA IP under the award?
No

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
A distributed fault tolerant nondestructive evaluation (NDE) data reduction framework is proposed in which large NDE datasets are mapped to thousands to millions of parallel, independent processes running on a mobile device, standard computer, or a networked cluster of machines. Each process scans a subset of the data for flaws and as independent entities are unaffected by errors in fellow processes or system failures. If a process fails, only its work is lost as the system continues to process the data; the work lost is immediately picked up by another process. The results of the parallel analyses are compiled back to the original dataset with structural flaw indicators. Phase I efforts are devoted to designing the framework and providing a proof of concept prototype able to automatically detect defects in NDE data.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Potential NASA commercial applications include data reduction for aerospace inspection systems that generate terabytes of data and signal processing in microwave detection of water ingress in honeycomb structures such as radomes.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Potential non-NASA commercial applications include face detection in security video for the DHS and TSA; aerial surveys used in law enforcement; and autonomous vehicle computer vision for the military and law enforcement.

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.)
Computer System Architectures
Data Fusion
Data Modeling (see also Testing & Evaluation)
Data Processing
Development Environments
Image Analysis
Image Processing
Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE; NDT)
Quality/Reliability
Thermal Imaging (see also Testing & Evaluation)

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