Downscaling Techniques for Ground State Information

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W913E5-13-C-0006
Agency Tracking Number: A122-094-0526
Amount: $99,882.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
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, -
DUNS: 139725865
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Tim Martin
 Vice President
 (970) 484-7573
Business Contact
 Doug Greer
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (970) 484-7573
Research Institution
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.

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