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Novel Representations of Elevation Data

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
81506
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A072-123-0348
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ANDREWS SPACE, INC.
505 5th Ave S Suite 300 Seattle, WA 98104
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Novel Representations of Elevation Data
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W9132V-08-C-0012
Award Amount: $69,990.00
 

Abstract:

Andrews space proposes two pronged approach to reduce the size of elevation data files that need to be stored and transmitted. The first approach is a better compression algorithm that works well on discontinuous data although is less effective on smooth data. This is the opposite of traditional compression methods, which are not effective at compressing discontinuous data such as the elevation in urban terrain. This should provide high fidelity urban elevation data with a minimum file size. The second approach is an innovative way to transmit the data that will reduce by many orders of magnitude the amount of data that needs to be transmitted to and stored by a soldier or vehicle in the field. By synergy of currently available off-the-shelf components we can create an innovative system that allows transmission of the required data sets at download speeds that are well within current capabilities.

Principal Investigator:

John Savage
Production Director
2064380615
jsavage@andrews-space.com

Business Contact:

Ginny Taman
Manager Contracts & Subcontracts
2064380681
gtaman@andrews-space.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ANDREWS SPACE, INC.
505 5th Ave S Suite 300 Seattle, WA 98104

EIN/Tax ID: 912103138
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No