SPACE: Tech Support for Astronauts
NASA astronauts use laptops on the International Space Station just like any other office to check email, talk to their families, and complete their mission. NVision support agents at the NASA Shared Services Center provide computer tech support to NASA employees 254 miles above Earth as well as the other 17,000 NASA employees around the world. NVision specialists also provide financial, human resources, and general IT support to all of NASA.
OCEAN: Largest Cleanup in History
The Ocean Cleanup, led by 22-year-old engineer Boyan Slat, invented a way to clean up the 5 trillion pieces of plastic in the Ocean including the Great Pacific Garbage Patch by passively trapping trash moving through ocean currents. Abandoned fishing nets or “Ghost Nets” in the Patch trap and kill sea life. NVision GIS analysts tagged and classified trash in the photos from their aerial survey to quantify the problem.
AIR: Dropping By
The PADS (Precision Airdrop System) ASonde enables aircrews to obtain in-situ weather information. For guided airdrop systems, the real-time data provided by the PADS ASonde allows mission planners to increase standoff distance and deliver cargo and personnel from higher altitudes with greater precision and safety than conventional methods. NVision engineers test improvements and upgrades to this critical piece of America’s military logistics system.
LAND: Eyes Forward
The United States Military relies on accurate maps in combat to ensure they are hitting enemy targets and avoiding friendly forces, schools, hospitals, religious institutions, and other non-military infrastructure. NVision geospatial intelligence professionals, known as GEOINT analysts, continually map battlespaces for the military to ensure warfighters have the best possible information on the battlefield.
LAND: Mapping the Great Indoors
NVision worked with the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the US Department of Homeland Security, and Hancock County, Mississippi to map the inside of 10 public schools using handheld, Lidar laser-ranging technology paired with 170-degree color video to completely and precisely map the inside of buildings. Machine learning was used to automatically identify objects in each room. The data will be used by researchers to improve techniques used to train first responders.
SPACE: Mission to Mars
NASA plans to have a permanent Moon base by the year 2030 and land astronauts on Mars by 2040. NVision engineers are working tirelessly at NASA to test the rocket engines that will support these missions on the NASA Space Launch System rocket. NVision communications specialists, archivists and outreach specialists are documenting this important era in spaceflight history, keeping the public informed of NASA’s progress, and recruiting the next generation of astronauts.
OCEAN: Keeping the Watch
The NOAA National Data Buoy Center manages hundreds of global ocean and atmospheric observation platforms providing real-time, comprehensive public safety and scientific research data. NDBC data allows for accurate and timely marine weather, tsunami and climate forecasts and warnings for the U.S. Coast Guard, emergency managers, ocean platform operators and the public. NVision provides data analysts, IT experts, and engineers to NDBC to ensure America is a weather-ready nation.
OCEAN: Bringing Oysters Back
Not long ago, Mississippi harvested 500,000 sacks of oysters annually. Now harvests are closer to 10,000 sacks. The state's restoration goal is harvesting 1 million sacks within 5 years. NVision is working with the National Oceans Applications Research Center, The Nature Conservancy, and the state to use the latest technology to monitor developing reefs, guide restoration efforts, and train Mississippians to protect and enhance vulnerable ecosystems for sustainable industry.
OCEAN: Performing Under Pressure
The Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center (NDSTC) is the largest diving facility in the world. NDSTC is a unique training command which serves as the center of US Navy Diving. The Command trains more than 1,200 military divers from all services annually. NVision engineers, machinists, and technicians build and maintain critical, specialized equipment needed to keep this unique center up and running year-round to support America’s military diving and special operations communities.
OCEAN: Sound Decisions
A vessel’s acoustic signature provides recognition to allies and enemies alike. Navy acoustic ranges measure the sonar "fingerprint" of all kinds of vessels so the US fleet can tell friend from foe. NVision engineers build the highly-specialized hydrophones which must sit under water, sometimes for years at a time, to determine how NATO vessels sound on sonar and build an acoustic library for use by warfighters.
OCEAN: Guiding the Fleet
The United States Navy fleet maintains over 430 vessels around the globe. Safe navigation of the world’s oceans requires detailed knowledge of the ocean floor. NVision hydrographic analysts turn thousands of miles of sonar mapping data into charts of the world’s oceans each year as part of a team of 1,000 civilian, military, and contractor personnel.
WATER: Going with the Flow
The U.S. Geological Survey Hydrologic Instrumentation Facility supports water monitoring by USGS scientists and other Federal scientists using hydrologic equipment in all 50 states. The instruments and equipment provided by the HIF are used by Federal agencies to monitor water-quality, river levels, river flow, and groundwater and provide the water data for the Nation. NVision works with CorpsValues to fully staff and support the HIF for managing America’s water resources.
NVision Solutions Inc. started on March 14, 2002. Since then, we have managed to build a substantial portfolio including projects with federal, state, educational and private organizations. NVision will continue to grow by maintaining strong relationships with our current and past customers, our business partners, and research partners through responsive service, unique solutions, and a positive vision for our future.