A Location-based Weather Threat Tracking and Notification System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Contract: 1305M218CNRMW0045
Agency Tracking Number: 18-1-048
Amount: $119,919.96
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 8.3.4
Solicitation Number: NOAA-2018-1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-07-17
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-01-16
Small Business Information
701 McMillian Way NW, Huntsville, AL, 35806
DUNS: 185169620
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mariana Scott
 Manager
 (256) 726-4800
 mariana.scott@cfdrc.com
Business Contact
 Moncia Whitaker
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (256) 726-4884
Email: proposals-contract@cfdrc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
TECHNICAL ABSTRACT: CFDRC proposes the creation of an innovative location-based threat tracking and notification system to allow users to receive hazardous weather messages from the NWS with their call to action, allow users to receive custom-tailored messages about threats, and visualize relevant weather information within their area. The focus is on a tool that allows this information to be communicated in a manner that the general public can understand, while having minimal impact on the forecast and warning duties. This system will consist of both a mobile application and a web-based tool. At first, the system will work with the current message delivery system provided by the NWS in an intelligent fashion to display threat information, where it is with relation to the user, action messages, and associated weather data. Innovative features, such as the ability to incorporate NWS forecasterprovided hazard tracks and pathcasts based on motion vectors, will also be implemented. It is our aim to develop a solution that will be ready to ingest emerging NWS messaging through APIs and relevant data streams and quickly transition current and future forecaster-enhanced and warning information to the public.SUMMARY OF ANTICIPATED RESULTS: Our focus is on the creation of high quality prototype system that can be demonstrated at the end of the Phase I and expanded to a fully featured capability during the Phase II. The Phase II deliverable is a fully tested version 1 release to the public.

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