Algorithms and Software Architecture for the Production of Information Products From LIDAR

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$596,841.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNS06AA09C
Award Id:
74452
Agency Tracking Number:
041877
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
5732 Salmen St., Suite C, New Orleans, LA, 70123
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
939120382
Principal Investigator:
Keith Alphonso
Principal Investigator
(228) 688-3145
kalphonso@diamonddata.com
Business Contact:
Keith Alphonso
Director
(228) 688-3145
kalphonso@diamonddata.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Diamond Data Systems (DDS) proposes the development of a new advanced architecture, algorithms and software to support the end-to-end processing of LIDAR data to derive useful information products such as Digital Elevation Models (DEM). The approach is innovative in three ways. First, it proposes a complete end-to-end system instead of a solution that addresses only a single step of the complex problem of accurately gathering, processing, and reporting of the data. Second, it proposes a system that is designed to minimize human interaction and manual data entry. Third (and possibly the most important) is that it proposes both the implementation of multiple algorithms to perform the data processing, as well as an extensible, open software architecture which allows algorithms to be incorporated into the system in the future. This approach allows for the development of a dynamic system which can be extended not only by DDS, but by third parties as well. Our proposal is relevant to topic E3.03 in that it provides for the efficient production of a DEM product from an active imaging system (LIDAR).

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