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Collaboration pathway(s) using new tools for optimizing operational climate monitoring from space
Author(s): Douglas B. Helmuth; Daniel Selva; Morgan M. Dwyer
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Paper Abstract

Consistently collecting the earth’s climate signatures remains a priority for world governments and international scientific organizations. Architecting a solution requires transforming scientific missions into an optimized robust ‘operational’ constellation that addresses the needs of decision makers, scientific investigators and global users for trusted data. The application of new tools offers pathways for global architecture collaboration. Recent (2014) rulebased decision engine modeling runs that targeted optimizing the intended NPOESS architecture, becomes a surrogate for global operational climate monitoring architecture(s). This rule-based systems tools provide valuable insight for Global climate architectures, through the comparison and evaluation of alternatives considered and the exhaustive range of trade space explored. A representative optimization of Global ECV’s (essential climate variables) climate monitoring architecture(s) is explored and described in some detail with thoughts on appropriate rule-based valuations. The optimization tools(s) suggest and support global collaboration pathways and hopefully elicit responses from the audience and climate science shareholders.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 October 2014
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 9241, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XVIII, 92411R (22 October 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2067427
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Douglas B. Helmuth, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. (United States)
Daniel Selva, Cornell Univ. (United States)
Morgan M. Dwyer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9241:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XVIII
Roland Meynart; Steven P. Neeck; Haruhisa Shimoda, Editor(s)

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