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NASA End-to-End Data System (NEEDS) information adaptive system-performing image processing onboard the spacecraft
Author(s): W. Lane Kelly; William M. Howle; Barry D. Meredith
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Paper Abstract

The Information Adaptive System (IAS) is an element of the NASA End-to-End Data System (NEEDS) Phase II and is focused toward onboard image processing. Since the IAS is a data preprocessing system which is closely coupled to the sensor system, it serves as a first step in providing a "Smart" imaging sensor. Some of the functions planned for the IAS include sensor response nonuniformity correction, geometric correction, data set selection, data formatting, packetization, and adaptive system control. The inclusion of these sensor data preprocessing functions onboard the spacecraft will significantly improve the extraction of information from the sensor data in a timely and cost effective manner and provide the opportunity to design sensor systems which can be reconfigured in near real time for optimum performance. The purpose of this paper is to present the preliminary design of the IAS and the plans for its development.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1980
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0252, Smart Sensors II, (1 January 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.959485
Show Author Affiliations
W. Lane Kelly, NASA Langley Research Center (United States)
William M. Howle, NASA Langley Research Center (United States)
Barry D. Meredith, NASA Langley Research Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0252:
Smart Sensors II
David F. Barbe, Editor(s)

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