NASA SBIR 2017 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 171 S5.02-8891
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Earth Science Applied Research and Decision Support
PROPOSAL TITLE: Operationalizing SAR for agricultural decision support

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Applied Geosolutions, LLC
55 Main Street., Suite 125
Newmarket, NH 03857 - 1537
(603) 292-1192

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Nathan Torbick
ntorbick@appliedgeosolutions.com
55 Main Street., Suite 125
Newmarket, NH 03857 - 1537
(603) 659-2392

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
William Salas
wsalas@appliedgeosolutions.com
55 Main Street., Suite 125
Newmarket, NH 03857 - 1537
(603) 292-1192

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

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Earth Science Applied Research and Decision Support 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)
The innovation of Synthetic Aperture Radar for AGriculture (SARAG) is the operationalization and true integration of satellite radar remote sensing for agricultural monitoring and assessment. While many SAR sensors have been utilized for crop mapping (i.e., ERS-1, ENVISAT ASAR, TerraSAR-X, Radarsat, ALOS-1), no options for cost efficient, systematic, and continental scale data have existed until now. In this new Phase 1 SBIR we are expanding upon current research to integrate SAR products and workflows into global food security Decision Support Tools and expand ecosystem services markets. This effort will support NASA missions, prep for NISAR, and democratize SAR into existing DSTs.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
- Help NASA support GEOGLAM and food security missions
- Add SAR data streams to FEWSNET and USDA NASS
- Democratize use of SAR with open source tools
- Support USDA NASS area and yield estimates
- Provide value added services and enhance use of SAR data access for ASF
- Prep for NISAR and develop end user services

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Private sector and precision ag community end users
Commodity markets
Conservation ecosystem services markets
Carbon accounting MRV tools

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 Fusion
Data Processing
Image Analysis
Image Processing
Knowledge Management

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