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Commercial Solutions for Weather Forecasting

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-19-P-0567
Agency Tracking Number: F182-001-1232
Amount: $49,995.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF182-001
Solicitation Number: 2018.2
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-01-07
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-01-07
Small Business Information
1399 Stewartstown Road, Suite 350, Morgantown, WV, 26505
DUNS: 965961969
HUBZone Owned: Y
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Jeremy Loomis
 (304) 413-0208
Business Contact
 Arica Rohn
Phone: (937) 314-4179
Research Institution
Soil moisture is an important parameter for AF weather measurements and forecasting.It impacts Army operations (off-road mobility, land operations) and Intelligence Communitys knowledge (agriculture: social unrest).AF has classified soil moisture measurements and data as a DoD space-based environmental monitoring gap.If unmitigated, the lack of soil moisture data will diminish our asymmetric advantage over adversaries.The Weather Company (TWC) ingests and fuses more than 100 terabytes of third-party data daily from more than 800 different data sources like pollen, radar, satellite imagery, traffic, personal weather stations, and agricultural equipment (tractors, sprayers, and soil sensors).NextGen Federal Systems is proposing to leverage TWCs services including their soil moisture data products, radar, satellite imagery, numerical models, and data fusion techniques combined with IBMs machine-learning services to construct a global soil moisture data product tailored to meet DoD requirements and mission utility.The effort will establish a supervised machine-learning methodology for imagery classification trained on ground-truth soil moisture measurements from in situ, remote sensed, and model data.

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