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Temporal Extrapolation of Satellite Imagery for Short-Range Cloud Forecasting

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Award ID:
26114
Program Year/Program:
1994 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
26114
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Visidyne, Inc.
5951 Encina Rd, Suite 208 Goleta, CA 93117
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1994
Title: Temporal Extrapolation of Satellite Imagery for Short-Range Cloud Forecasting
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $76,181.00
 

Abstract:

Visidyne proposes to develop an expert, neural net based, system for extrapolating satellite imagery forward in time to provide short-range forecasts of cloud cover. In Phase I Visidyne proposes to investigate the limits of the temporal extrapolation of satellite cloud imagery. For locations in a variety of climate zones, Visidyne will determine how long overlying clouds can be tracked backward in time in satellite images. If these times are sufficiently long, Visidyne will propose a Phase II effort to develop a short-range forecasting system employing an expert, neural net based, system for extrapolating satellite cloud imagery forward in time. The primary benefit of Phase I will be information regarding the utility of developing a short-range cloud forecasting scheme based on the extrapolation of satellite imagery. If the derived time scales are sufficiently long, then experience gained in Phase I will be used to develop a forecasting scheme, which will be proposed in Phase II. Such a forecasting scheme could be adapted for a variety of civilian uses such as in scheduling LANDSAT use or planning cloud seeding activities.

Principal Investigator:

John G. Devore
8056834277

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Visidyne, Inc.
5951 Encina Road, Suite 208 Goleta, CA 93117

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