Downscaling Techniques for Ground State Information

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$99,882.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W913E5-13-C-0006
Agency Tracking Number:
A122-094-0526
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
A12-094
Solicitation Number:
2012.2
Small Business Information
Riverside Technology, inc.
2950 East Harmony Road, Suite 390, Fort Collins, CO, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
139725865
Principal Investigator:
Tim Martin
Vice President
(970) 484-7573
tim.martin@riverside.com
Business Contact:
Doug Greer
Chief Financial Officer
(970) 484-7573
doug.greer@riverside.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Reliable knowledge of soil moisture is required for numerous Army and civilian applications including mobility assessments, flood forecasting, agricultural management, erosion mitigation, and control of vector-borne diseases. Soil moisture cannot be measured at the resolution that is required for these purposes (approx. 30 m grid cells), so a simple but accurate downscaling tool is needed. The purpose of this SBIR project is to develop a commercially-viable downscaling tool with flexible data inputs. The foundation for the proposed tool is the Equilibrium Moisture from Topography modeling framework, which estimates soil moisture from high-resolution topographic data. This approach is simple and relies on universally available data. It is also broad enough to accept additional data inputs if desired by users. In the project, the methodology will be generalized to accept more diverse information, it will be implemented in software that meets the needs of targeted customers, and it will be commercialized in a sustainable manner.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites

US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government