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Grid-Enabled Interactive Data Language for Astronomical Data

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
83959
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
066295
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Tech-X Corporation
5621 Arapahoe Ave Boulder, CO 80303-1379
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Grid-Enabled Interactive Data Language for Astronomical Data
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX07CA21P
Award Amount: $99,906.00
 

Abstract:

Grid technologies provide a valuable solution for data intensive scientific applications but are not readily available for astronomical data and Interactive Data Language (IDL) widely used in astronomy. There is a need for tools allowing IDL and astronomical data to interoperate with Grids. Tech-X Corporation proposes to develop a set of tools, GRIDL, for accessing and manipulating of distributed astronomical data via IDL clients. GRIDL will automate generation of the IDL clients of Web Services for analysis and visualization of astronomical data and provide services for running parallel and serial IDL processes on Grids facilitating astronomical data analysis. In Phase I we will develop a prototype of GRIDL working with Flexible Image Transport System (FITS). Based on the mapping of FITS data types to the Web Services Definition Language, we will implement a prototype Web Service with an IDL client for accessing remote FITS data and develop a prototype Web Service for running parallel IDL processes on a Grid. Our approach is based on the ability IDL to call external C and Java and the Grid interoperability with these languages. In Phase II we will fully implement the GRIDL and include other data formats common in astronomy.

Principal Investigator:

Svetlana G. Shasharina
Principal Investigator
7205630322
sveta@txcorp.com

Business Contact:

Laurence J. Nelson
Business Official
7209741856
lnelson@txcorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Tech-X Corporation
5621 Arapahoe Avenue, Suite A Boulder, CO 80303

EIN/Tax ID: 841256533
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No