Prototyping a Rangeland Decision Support System

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$599,784.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNS06AA10C
Award Id:
74460
Agency Tracking Number:
040582
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
10 Newmarket Road, Durham, NH, 03824
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
091440904
Principal Investigator:
William Salas
Principal Investigator
(603) 292-5747
wsalas@agsemail.com
Business Contact:
William Salas
Business Official
(603) 292-5747
wsalas@agsemail.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This proposal is submitted under the Innovative Tools and Techniques Supporting the Practical Uses of Earth Science Observations topic. We seek to create a prototype rangeland decision support system that links remote sensing based rangeland products, a soil biogeochemical model and web-based tools for data mining, data management and product visualization. The resulting decision support system will be unique and innovative by not only providing operational remote sensing observations of rangeland condition, but also web-based tools that utilize these observations to provide critical information on soil fertility/productivity, greenhouse gas emissions, and potential erosion and sedimentation. Our Rangeland Decision Support System (RDSS) will build off of existing RANGES and DNDC tools. Landsat and MODIS prototype processing algorithms for rangeland condition (height, forage production, fractional cover) have been developed under the previous RANGES project and Phase I. The result of this Phase II project will be a series of web data management tools and a prototype RDSS for Walnut Gulch Experimental Watershed and Santa Rita Experimental Range regions in Arizona.

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