The US Geological Survey Advanced National Seismic System (ANSS) National Operations Center (NOC) in Golden, Colorado has commenced the development of improved seismic monitoring and information delivery systems in response to the December, 2004, tsunami and earthquake disaster in the Indian Ocean Region. Since USGS has limited software development resources, the NOC development will require contract software developers to assist this development in order to complete the enhanced system in a reasonable time frame. The NOC is currently being developed at the ANSS Project at USGS, Golden, CO.
The first phase of the NOC development has concentrated on data acquisition, automatic processing of seismic data and interactive seismic data. During the last three years, the ANSS has made progress on two components of the NOC: The EDGE subsystem and Response Hydra. The EDGE subsystem consists of acquisition modules, Edge module that converts all acquired data to a common format, Continuous Waveform Buffer, Command & Control modules, SOH DBMS. Response Hydra consists of automatic processing subsystem and the interactive analysis system. During the next three years, ANSS will complete EDGE and Response Hydra and begin work on other components of the NOC. These will include Bulletin Hydra, Metadata Server, Catalog Archive, Web Page Generation, PAGER, ShakeMap, and Waveform Archive, Inventory DBMS, Internal/External map server. Deliverables:The contractor, working with the COR, shall develop the actual product schedule and performance baseline for the task order within one (1) week of the task order start date. This schedule shall be revisited by the contractor and the COR monthly and adjusted as appropriate.
The contractor shall provide a verbal report on progress once per week to the COR. At these meetings, the contractor's design and implementation work on active tasks will be reviewed with the technical manager in the context of the project design goals and ANSS standards. Priorities and coordination of the schedule with other elements of the project development will be discussed and milestones will be established for major events and deliverables. A brief written monthly report is required. These reports shall discuss tasks addressed during the previous month, progress made, problems encountered, and work remaining to be done. At the conclusion of each task, the contractor shall demonstrate that the software operates correctly and shall provide source code integrated with the USGS NEIC build environment, test results if appropriate, user and programmer documentation, and copies of relevant notes.