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Under Keel Clearance- Risk Management System (UKC-RMS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Contract: 1305M219CNRMW0028
Agency Tracking Number: 18-2-022
Amount: $389,279.89
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 8.2.8
Solicitation Number: NOAA2018-2
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-06-27
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2022-06-23
Small Business Information
2500 Almeda Avenue, Ste. 214
Norfolk, VA 23512
United States
DUNS: 153996848
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Unavailable
Principal Investigator
 Edward Weaver
 Principal Systems Engineer
 (757) 858-6000
Business Contact
 Bradley Golden
Phone: (703) 934-0200
Research Institution

The S‐100 specification is a new geospatial standard for hydrographic data, that is presently under development by the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO). Once the S‐100 based products and services are fully developed by the IHO, current datasets will be scheduled for obsolescence, and the Hydrographic Offices (HOs) will no longer produce them. Companies offering e‐navigation solutions will need to develop new tools, modules, and applications to continue to support mariners’ hydrographic needs for safe navigation. Without these new tools, ships will be at increased risk when navigating worldwide ports and waterways. The objective of this project is the continued research and development of a modular, S‐129 compliant Under
Keel Clearance ‐ Risk Management System (UKC‐RMS). This will allow for the Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS), Electronic Charting System (ECS), Portable Pilot Units (PPUs), and other situational awareness applications to obtain and use S‐129 Exchange Sets developed for a planned route. The primary innovations within the architecture are the use of the Lua programming language as the technology in the S‐100 model transformation engine, the dynamic script loading analysis engine, and the multi‐product database derived from a S‐100 General Data Model schema.

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