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Environmental data system for Brazilian data collection satellite
Author(s): Maria de Fatima Mattiello Francisco; Rubens Cruz Gatto
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Paper Abstract

The first Brazilian satellite, one out of the family of three data collection satellites -- SCD, has been successfully operating as an automatic collector of environmental data acquired by a set of data collection platforms (PCD) distributed in the Brazilian territory. The data have been used by the scientific community for several applications and studies such as tropical forest regeneration, ozone layer, greenhouse effect, drifting buoys and so on. This paper addresses the software system developed for the Data Collection Mission Center, on tasks of storing, processing and distributing environmental data transmitted by SCD1. The analysis and development of this software were oriented to fulfill the needs of both the Mission Center operators and the users of the environmental data. Techniques for designing user interface centered on user needs were applied.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 December 1995
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2583, Advanced and Next-Generation Satellites, (15 December 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.228595
Show Author Affiliations
Maria de Fatima Mattiello Francisco, National Institute of Space Research (Brazil)
Rubens Cruz Gatto, National Institute of Space Research (Brazil)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2583:
Advanced and Next-Generation Satellites
Hiroyuki Fujisada; Martin N. Sweeting, Editor(s)

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