NASA Spinoff Database: Taking a Position

NASA Center: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Public Release Year: 1999
Reference Number: JPL-SO-33
Category: Transportation
Origin: Intended To Give American Industry Assistance From NASA Experts and To Facilitate Business Use of Intellectual Property Developed for The Space Program

TerrAvoid" and "Position Integrity" combine Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) data with high-resolution maps of the Earth's topography. Dubbs & Severino Inc. based in Irvine California has developed software that allows the system to be run on a battery-powered laptop in the cockpit. The packages designed primarily for military sponsors and now positioned to hit the consumer market in coming months came about as the result of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Technology Affiliates Program. Intended to give American industry assistance from NASA experts and to facilitate business use of intellectual property developed for the space program the Technology Affiliates Program introduced the start-up company of Dubbs & Severino to JPL's Dr. Nevin Bryant four years ago. GeoTIFF is now in the public domain and its use for commercial product development has evolved into an industry standard over the last year."

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Page Number in Published book: 49
Manufacturer: Dubbs & Severino

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