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Science to operations: challenges, rewards, and pitfalls of converting algorithm science code to operational code
Author(s): James L. Duda; Pamela G. Emch
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Paper Abstract

The NGST/Raytheon Contractor Team selected to build and operate the system has responsibility for both hardware and algorithms . This paper describes the process being used by the NGST/Raytheon team to convert science-grade algorithm code to operational code. Also discussed are the challenges, rewards, and pitfalls associated with the process of converting an evolving science-grade algorithm code to pre-launch operational code. A major challenge is dealing with two simultaneous feedback loops; one between the NGST and the sensor vendor; another between NGST and its Raytheon partner to convert an evolving and immature science product to an operational product.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 January 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5658, Applications with Weather Satellites II, (5 January 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.578745
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James L. Duda, NPOESS/Integrated Program Office (United States)
Pamela G. Emch, Northrop Grumman Space Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5658:
Applications with Weather Satellites II
W. Paul Menzel; Toshiki Iwasaki, Editor(s)

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