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Attention Guided Pattern and Geospatial Analysis System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Contract: NMA201-01-C-0026
Agency Tracking Number: M011-0034
Amount: $69,992.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2001
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
4676 Admiralty Way, 10th floor
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
United States
DUNS: 130322022
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Steven Minton
 Chief Technical Officer
 (310) 448-8275
Business Contact
 Jeeva Ratnathicam
Title: Director of Finance
Phone: (310) 448-8604
Research Institution

With the large amount of geospatially-referenced material available, an important problem for NIMA is how to organize and present that information to their customers. We propose to address this problem by building a geospatial catalog system that will notjust tell you which products are available, but also allow the user to see the actual products and the relationship to other products. This will allow the NIMA customers to determine exactly which products contain the information they need and then orderthose products from NIMA. One of the key pieces of technology that we previously developed is a constraint-based reasoning system that ties the various types of information together. The key advance provided by this tool is the ability to provide acoordinated view of a wide variety of heterogeneous geospatial data. We propose to take this initial system and apply it directly to the problem of providing a universal graphic geospatial interface for all of NIMA's data sources.The technology describedin this proposal will form the basis of a new product for integrating geo-spatial information. This product will enable geospatial information to be flexibly integrated for application-domains (like those described this proposal) where multiple sourcesof information must be integrated with maps and/or satellite images. Potential customers, in addition to U.S. military and intelligence services, include insurance companies, environmental organizations, emergency response/aid organizations, newsorganizations, surveyors, mining and oil companies, timber harvesters, and even film companies (for location management). And, in addition to the commercial benefits from this product, the research will push forward the fundamental technology we aredeveloping for flexibly integrating heterogeneous geospatial information from multiple sources.

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