Spatio-Temporal Extension and Analysis Framework (STEAF)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68936-12-C-0022
Agency Tracking Number: N111-062-0405
Amount: $598,844.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: N111-062
Solicitation Number: 2011.1
Small Business Information
111 Third Ave. S., Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN, -
DUNS: 165988937
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Martin Michalowski
 Principal Research Scient
 (323) 304-4833
Business Contact
 Kyle Nelson
Title: CEO
Phone: (612) 280-9843
Research Institution
Analyzing problems with complex spatio-temporal relationships and strong network components such as disease progression, social network analysis, and population sentiment is a difficult challenge. Although the data for this type of analysis is available, it comes from disparate sources that provide different, overlapping and perhaps contradictory information. Moreover, the analysis still relies on the knowledge and skills of experts and although a number of commercial off the shelf (COTS) systems are available for geospatial computation, visualization and analysis, the set of robust tools with true spatio-temporal analysis capabilities is limited. The Spatio-Temporal Extension and Analysis Framework (STEAF) will address these challenges by making existing and cutting edge spatio-temporal analysis capabilities available within existing and emerging COTS GIS tools. STEAF will apply advanced spatio-temporal analysis techniques, combine information from different, heterogeneous data sources, fill in missing data on relationships in that data, tolerate data errors and inconsistencies, and adjust to the data's progression over time. Phase II will develop a prototype for evaluation by Navy personnel. The end goal is for STEAF to provide visualization and analysis tools that make advanced spatio-temporal processing methods widely available.

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