NSF Awards Kitware Phase II SBIR for Volume Rendering of AMR Datasets

March 10, 2006

The National Science Foundation has Awarded Kitware a Phase II SBIR for volume rendering of adaptive mesh refinement (AMR) data. AMR data is used by many scientists and engineers to simulate processes such as astrophysical dynamics, combustion, fluid flow, and hydrodynamics. Volume rendering is a technique to “see into” 3D data much like an X-ray. By developing the ability to volume render AMR data, Kitware will extend the power of AMR simulations, and provide researchers with a new tool to visualize their data.

Kitware, Inc. is a leading software development company providing products and services in the areas of medical image analysis, visualization and 3D graphics, supercomputing, computer vision, open publication, and software quality process. Kitware is known for its advanced open source software tools such as the widely used Visualization Toolkit (VTK), Insight Segmentation and Registration Toolkit (ITK), and the CMake build management software. Established in 1998, Kitware is rapidly growing to support top research and development clients around the world; including such prestigious customers as the US National Labs (Sandia, Los Alamos, Livermore, and Argonne), the National Institutes of Health, the Army and Air Force Research labs, and a variety of academic, commercial and governmental research labs. Our commercial customers range from Fortune 500 oil and gas companies to small medical imaging start ups.

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