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Spatio-Temporal Dynamics (STD) Data Model

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
81515
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A072-127-1870
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Impact Computing Corporation
6700 Alexander Bell Drive Suite 200 Columbia, MD -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Spatio-Temporal Dynamics (STD) Data Model
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W9132V-08-C-0007
Award Amount: $69,965.00
 

Abstract:

The proposed innovative research represents geographic dynamics in spatio-temporal data models, positing that spatio-temporal data are samples of geographic dynamics and that understanding the drivers and outcomes of these dynamics is the ultimate goal of a spatio-temporal GIS. Our proposed expressive data model and enabling algorithms make it possible to query, analyze, understand, and predict with increasing accuracy how activities, events and processes manifest across space and time, so as to extract meaningful information and synthesize actionable intelligence. Impact Computing proposes development of an open source implementation of the Spatio-Temporal Dynamics (STD) data model, based on the pioneering work and research of Dr. May Yuan of the University of Oklahoma. Through its component-based architecture, our STD module may serve as an extension to existing GIS databases and tools, thereby facilitating integration with existing DoD systems and frameworks. Key innovations of the STD data model and research include: 1. a comprehensive ontology for activities, events, processes and states that emphasizes change, history, movement, and mutation; 2. the conceptual abstraction of activities, events and processes, distinct from entities or objects; 3. innovative application of dynamic time warping and other spatio-temporal analytical techniques to support similarity, behavior, and relationship queries

Principal Investigator:

Hyam Singer
President
3015932350
hyam.singer@impact-computing.com

Business Contact:

Hyam Singer
President
3015932350
hyam.singer@impact-computing.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

IMPACT COMPUTING CORP.
606 Burnt Mills Avenue Silver Spring, MD 20901

EIN/Tax ID: 204555310
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No