NASA Mars Terrain

Well, we're not going to Mars ourselves, but DigitalFish may have the opportunity again to further support NASA operations there.

This morning NASA announced they selected DigitalFish's second STTR proposal, submitted in collaboration with researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, to apply OpenSubdiv in representing the Martian terrain for planetary-rover mission and science planners.

This work builds on our 2014 NASA STTR project, also with CMU, and a 2015 technical poster for the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference (GTC).

Beyond its application in space, we believe our work in subdivision-surface terrain representation under this project will have Earth-bound applications for mobile mapping by field scientists and engineers, military operations planning and C4I mobile systems, naval and commercial-marine bathymetry mapping, terrain rendering for film, games and VR, and terrain-processing for AR.

NASA's official announcement tells more about the highly competitive federal SBIR/STTR R&D programs.


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