Enhanced Project Management Tool

This invention is a system for managing a project that includes multiple tasks and workers. Periodic monthly, task plan, schedule, and budget reports are generated and made available for display or further analysis. When the system receives a description of a skill set needed for a project, the skill set module is queried. The name and relevant skill(s) possessed by each worker is displayed in a visually perceptible format.


Multi-User Investigation Organizer

InvestigationOrganizer (IO) improves the effectiveness and efficiency of accident and incident investigations, as well as the quality of their results. IO is a Web-based system that was built as a customized application of the NASA Organizer semantic hypermedia system, and is used in criminal, security, and accident related investigations.



NETMARK software seamlessly integrates structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data and documents across enterprise organizations. It offers a highly scalable, open enterprise database architecture that eliminates or reduces the need for database design and administration, and converts information from a wide range of data types into a single, universal data type for storage, retrieval, and content- and context-sensitive query and search.


Software Tools to Process Time History Data for Display and Analysis

A suite of software tools enables efficient processing of time history data. The tools can be used together or independently, offering a variety of capabilities, including comparison of time history data files to validate pre-processing activities. Originally developed to process flight test and simulation data, this suite has potential applications for the manufacturing, aerospace, and scientific research industries.


Global Elevation Data Adaptive Compression Algorithms

GEDACA provide compression and rapid decompression of digital terrain maps in constrained computing environments. The software was developed to create and utilize highly compressed digital terrain data representing the geographical areas of the entire world to enable Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance Systems for high-performance fighter aircraft.


Interactive Sonic Boom Display

A Real-Time Sonic Boom Display for aircraft enables pilots to control boom placement. It can be integrated into a cockpit or flight control room to help pilots place loud booms in specific locations away from populated areas, or prevent them from occurring. It can be used on current-generation supersonic aircraft, as well as future-generation low-boom aircraft.


Automatic Extraction of Planetary Image Features

This method extracts lunar data and/or planetary features based on the combination of several image-processing techniques. With the large number of new lunar data that will be collected in the next few years, it is important to implement an automated method to extract these features. Other uses include military synthetic aperture radar images, and medical imaging such as mammograms and MRIs.


Improved Nondestructive Evaluation of Advanced Nonmetallic Structural Composites

Techniques for post-processing of flash IR thermography data provide efficient and cost-effective enhancements to NDE of nonmetallic structural composites for many applications. Compatible with commercial IR thermography products, this suite of tools provides quantitative and qualitative data analysis capabilities.


Analyzing System for Global Positioning System (GPS) and General Satellite Tracking

The GIPSY-OASIS II software substantially improves positioning accuracy for both ground and space applications, providing accuracy to the sub-centimeter level for all GPS users. It maintains real-time positioning data to better than 1 m accuracy, and can readily be applied to virtually any GPS estimation problem, including position and timing determination, and regional and global geodesy solid earth dynamics.


Directed Design of Experiments for Probability of Detection (DOEPOD) Software

This software enables users of critical inspection systems to validate the capability of the system. The software was designed to validate the capability of inspection systems to find fracture-critical flaws in materials, but it can be applied to systems to locate any type of flaw, as well as to validate the detection capability of personnel.


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This article first appeared in the December, 2014 issue of NASA Tech Briefs Magazine.

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