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Role of optical storage technology for NASA's image storage and retrieval systems
Author(s): Charles D. Benjamin
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Paper Abstract

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is proceeding with an evolutionary approach to creating integrated muIti discipline image management systems. A goal of this development is an integrated Astrophysics Data System (ADS). The system will allow astrophysics research teams to' correlate spectral images from multiple research satellites. The ADS is the first large scale integrated research data system planned at NASA. The Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EosDlS) will create a similar system for earth sciences research. These two programs will store and retrieve more than 1 0 terabytes of satellite image data per day. Ford Aerospace is actively involved in the design and development of both the ADS and EosDlS. This paper reviews the role of optical storage technology in supporting these image storage and retrieval systems. It explores system limits based upon the current state of optical storage technology. Also discussed, are those advances in optical storage technology that could increase the role for optical storage in NASA's image management systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1990
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1248, Storage and Retrieval Systems and Applications, (1 August 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19620
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Charles D. Benjamin, Ford Aerospace Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1248:
Storage and Retrieval Systems and Applications
David H. Davies; Han-Ping D. Shieh, Editor(s)

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