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Agile Data Analysis and Processing Technology (ADAPT) system for the ingest, processing, and distribution of products for the NASA CloudSat mission
Author(s): Donald L. Reinke; Philip T. Partain; Kenneth E. Eis; Dale G. Reinke
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Paper Abstract

Ground-based satellite data processing is a major undertaking for any organization or research group. The costs of hardware required to do the processing is declining, but the software development costs are increasing due to the increasing complexity of the satellite sensor data and the increasing demand for on-line data access by the user community. The CloudSat mission has developed a ground data processing center software system, APAPT, that can be used as a generic template for other satellite missions and promises to minimize the software development costs associated with these data processing activities. The ADAPT system includes a web-based software interface management system called the Algorithm Interface Management System (AIMS), the CloudSat Operational and Research Environment (CORE) which uses off-the-shelf PC technology to process all of the CloudSat mission data and includes a module which maps ancillary sensor data to the CloudSat geolocation data, a web-based data distribution system, an automated DVD data storage and logging system, and a comprehensive web-based Operator Control and Monitoring interface for overall system management. The presentation will focus on how the ADAPT end-to-end system can easily tailored to other satellite sensor missions to provide a low-cost and robust solution for science data processing requirements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5549, Weather and Environmental Satellites, (15 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.564552
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Donald L. Reinke, CIRA/Colorado State Univ. (United States)
Philip T. Partain, METSAT - Science and Technology Corp. (United States)
Kenneth E. Eis, CIRA/Colorado State Univ. (United States)
Dale G. Reinke, CIRA/Colorado State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5549:
Weather and Environmental Satellites
Thomas H. Vonder Haar; Hung-Lung Allen Huang, Editor(s)

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