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AN INTELLIGENT GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR BETTER EARTHQUAKE RISK…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
17403
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
17403
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Risk Management Systems
2940 Pond View Court Marietta, GA 30062
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: AN INTELLIGENT GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR BETTER EARTHQUAKE RISK MANAGEMENT.
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,150.00
 

Abstract:

SIGNIFICANT ADVANCES IN EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING HAVE BEEN MADE BUT THE EXPERTISE IS STILL LARGELY CONFINED TO UNIVERSITIES AND GOVERNMENT INSTITUTIONS. BODIES OF KNOWLEDGE WHICH WOULD SIGNIFICANTLY AID DECISION MAKERS ACROSS ALL SEGMENTS OF SOCIETY (BUSINESS, INVESTORS, PLANNERS, ETC.) ARE NOT READILY ACCESSIBLE. THE TECHNOLOGY IS NOT BEING EFFECTIVELY TRANSFERRED BECAUSE: THE KNOWLEDGE IS MULTI-DISCIPLINARY, ITS APPLICATION REQUIRES EXPERT INTEGRATION OF SPATIAL DATA AND AN EFFICIENT TRANSFER VEHICLE IS NOT AVAILABLE. THIS PROPOSAL ADDRESSES THE INTEGRATION OF EARTHQUAKE KNOWLEDGE FROM VARIOUS DOMAINS SUCH AS EARTH SCIENCE, GEOLOGY, SEISMOLOGY, ENGINEERING, FINANCE AND SOCIAL SCIENCE, AND THE EFFICIENT TRANSFER OF THE INTEGRATED PRODUCT. THE PROPOSED INTEGRATION/TRANSFER VEHICLE IS AN ENHANCED GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEM, OR IGIS, AND IMPLEMENTED ON MICROCOMPUTERS FOR WIDE COMMERCIAL DISTRIBUTION. SPATIAL DATA ARE AGGREGATED AND ANALYZED BY KNOWLEDGE PROCESSES TO INFER EARTHQUAKE HAZARD AND STRUCTURAL VULNERABILITY, WHICH ARE THEN USED IN DECISION AND MANAGEMENT SUPPORT SYSTEMS. THE PHASE I PROGRAM IS DESIGNED TO SHOW THE FEASIBILITY OF INTEGRATING ADVANCED GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TECHNOLOGIES IN EARTHQUAKE RISK ASSESSMENT, AND THE SYNERGISM WHICH RESULTS FROM THE INTEGRATION.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Weimin Dong
President
4159034857

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Risk Management Software Inc
650 Castro St Suite 260 Mountain View, CA 94041

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