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DRAWINGS

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
2708
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2708
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
VEXCEL CORP.
1690 38th Street Boulder, CO 80301
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1985
Title: DRAWINGS
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $36,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE WIDE-SPREAD USE OF INTERACTIVE COMPUTER GRAPHICS IN ENGINEERING AND ADMINISTRATION HAS LED TO A REQUIREMENT TO CONVERT EXISTING DRAWINGS AND MAPS INTO A DIGITAL FORMAT FOREASY RETRIEVAL AND MANIPULATION. THIS HAS LED TO THE SO-CALLED "DATA CONVERSION PROBLEM". A SOLUTION FOR THIS PROBLEM IS PROPOSED THAT AIMS AT NOT ONLY CONVERTING THE DRAWINGS INTO A RASTER- OR VECTOR FILE, BUT TO ACTUALLY AUTOMATICALLY INTERPRET THE CONTENTS OF THE GRAPHICAL SOURCE. THE OVERALL PROCESS IS BASED ON RASTER SCANNING OF THE SOURCE. THE RASTER DATA MUST THEN UNDERGO A PROCESS OF DATA TRANSFORMATION INTO A PRELIMINARY SET OF FORMATS THAT ENTER INTO THE EXPERT-SYSTEM. THE GRAPHICAL ELEMENTS ARE INTERPRETED BASED ON KNOWLEDGE AND RULES THAT ARE STORED FOREACH APPLICATIONS FIELD. THE MAJOR OBJECTIVES ARE TO: - DESIGN THE EXPERT SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATED INTERPRETATION; - DEFINE STRATEGIES TO OBTAIN AN ACCEPTABLE THROUGHPUT RATE;- PROVIDE FOR THE CORRECTION OF ERRONEOUS INTERPRETATIONS. SHOULD THE WORK BE SUCCESSFUL ONE WILL OBTAIN A SUPERIOR SOLUTION TO THE IMPORTANT DATA CONVERSION PROBLEM.

Principal Investigator:

Dr franz w leberl
PRESIDENT
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Vexcel Corpon
2905 Wilderness Pl Boulder, CO 80301

EIN/Tax ID: 840992830
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No