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An Advanced Information System for Timely Assessments of International Crop…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
83623
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2007-00197
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
GDA CORP
301 Science Park Rd Ste. 112 State College, PA 16803-6602
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: An Advanced Information System for Timely Assessments of International Crop Market Opportunities
Agency: USDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $349,324.00
 

Abstract:

Situation or Problem In order to provide timely and reliable assessments of the global crop market, it is necessary to move from limited, in situ crop assessments to operational crop monitoring on regional and global scales with multi-temporal remotely sensed (RS) data. Due to timeliness requirements and large volumes of imagery needed for operational agricultural monitoring, it is important that data processing and management, crop models, decision support systems, and output products are automated to the fullest extent possible. Lack of automation at the analytical step is one of the main issues precluding the introduction of RS time-series data into operational, near-real time settings. Purpose Development of an advanced, innovative system in support of timely assessments of emerging market opportunities for U.S. commodity crops is proposed. Remotely Sensed time-series data will be used to monitor crop conditions, compare given year conditions with those of the previous years, and to forecast relative crop yield on a bi-monthly basis. The overall results of the project will enhance regional and global agricultural monitoring and improve the timeliness and accuracy of current and projected crop commodity information relative to temporal marketing opportunities. The algorithms will improve FAS operational processing of time-series data and will contribute to FAS marketing and trade assessments.

Principal Investigator:

Dmitry Varlyguin
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8142374060
dmitry@gdacorp.com

Business Contact:

Stephanie Hulina
President & Senior Scientist
8142374060
stephanie@gdacorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

G D A CORP
200 INNOVATION BLVD STE 234 State College, PA 16803

EIN/Tax ID: 202111783
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No