Scientific Services

Centuria offers support across several scientific disciplines including: meteorology, computer science, electronics, environmental science, and earth system science. As part of our support for the NWS Radar Operations Center (ROC) Centuria works with scientists and engineers from the National Severe Storms Lab (NSSL), MIT Lincoln Labs, and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) to design, develop, and test new capabilities that become resources for meteorologists. Centuria has successfully integrated capabilities that began as scientific research projects into the NEXRAD network. Examples of successful integrations include SZ Phase Encoding and Clutter Mitigation Decisions. Centuria operates the ROC Hotline (HelpDesk). This special project requires the scientific expertise of meteorologists and meteorological technicians to address trouble calls from radar meteorologists at operational radar sites.

Experience

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Centuria provided the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) with “patent pre-classifiers” that reviewed Patent requests sent into the PTO and categorized them into different “arts” categories. The team were subject matter experts in topics as varied as biotechnology, media, semiconductors, and transportation. This expertise ensured a 97% accuracy rate, an improvement of 30 percent over previous performance accuracy.

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