Rule-Based Integration of Science Data for Analysis and Display (RISDAD)

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX07CA88P
Agency Tracking Number: 065959
Amount: $99,976.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: S8.04
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
247 Third Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142-1129
DUNS: 139378731
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 James Francis
 Principal Investigator
 (617) 868-8086
 francis@payload.com
Business Contact
 Scott Hart
Title: Contracts Administrator
Phone: (617) 868-8086
Email: hart@payload.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
In order to facilitate wider understanding and use of NASA and other scientific data sources through publicly available and familiar tools, such as the Google Maps, Payload Systems Inc. proposes to develop a flexible scientific data search, analysis and visual presentation tool suite. This suite will use a modular plug-in approach to retrieve and translate information from user-selected networked data sources into semantic-web representations and then apply rule-based processing to integrate the translated content with geospatial display tools, such as Google Maps and Google Earth, and with sources of domain expert commentary about the displayed information. Our Phase I effort will analyze data retrieval, processing and display architectural approaches, such as web browser plug-in applications versus server centric approaches, and select the best for this type of application. Phase I will prototype key elements, such as data retrieval and rule-processing, to assess the performance and feasibility of the selected approach and create a preliminary design. Our Phase II effort will then advance the design and provide a polished implementation of the tool suite.

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