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

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNS06AA09C
Agency Tracking Number: 041877
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: E3.03
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
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DUNS: 939120382
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Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Keith Alphonso
 Principal Investigator
 (228) 688-3145
Business Contact
 Keith Alphonso
Title: Director
Phone: (228) 688-3145
Research Institution
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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