Network-Based Parallel Retrieval Onboard Computing Environment for Sensor Systems Deployed on NASA Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$124,990.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX13CA38P
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
125691
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
S1.08
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
MA, Barnstable, MA, 02630-1105
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
133087192
Principal Investigator:
JamesCarswell
President, Prin Sys Architect
(508) 362-9400
carswell@remotesensingsolutions.com
Business Contact:
JamesCanniff
Business Official
(508) 362-9400
canniff@remotesensingsolutions.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
Remote Sensing Solutions proposes to develop the Network-based Parallel Retrieval Onboard Computing Environment for Sensor Systems (nPROCESS) for deployment on NASA's unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The nPROCESS will provide a compact, efficient, reconfigurable computing environment that will achieve unparalleled real-time data processing, acquisition and distribution to provide new observations and improved sensitivity; provide a test-bed for measurement and algorithm development and testing for future mission risk reduction and demonstration; produce critical information for real-time decision making; and facilitate a path to reduce risks and installation / operational costs for deployment of new and existing sensors on NASA UAS platforms. The proposed innovations to realize nPROCESS are: (1) reconfigurable, object orientated system architecture that will provides far greater customization and expansion, (2) modularity at the hardware, firmware and software levels to adapt to the sensors needs at minimum cost and (3) high fidelity parallel processing and data distribution capabilities. Deployed with the HIWRAP on the NASA Global Hawk, nPROCESS will provide higher quality and real-time mapping of the three-dimensional wind profiles, ocean vector surface maps and precipitation winds within tropical cyclones.

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