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Dan MandlDan Mandl
SensorWebs for Easy Access to Satellite Data and Rapid Data Product Delivery

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Building 3 Auditorium - 11:40 AM
(Coffee and cookies at 10:30 AM)

As more Earth Science space-based, airborne and in-situ instruments are deployed there is a need to manage the complexity with open standards virtualized interfaces which allow easy access to data, interoperability and the ability to rapidly deliver customized data products on a "do-it-yourself" basis. SensorWeb technology has been developed at GSFC under several NASA Earth Science Technology Office (ESTO) Advanced Information System Technology (AIST) grants along with continuing efforts under an existing grant. This presentation will describe some of the operational functionality developed thus far and used on the Earth Observing 1 mission, along with describing relevant demonstrations using this technology to aid in disaster management such as the floods in Namibia. This presentation will overview the architecture philosophy and the vision for future efforts which includes integrating high speed onboard processing for rapid delivery of low latency data products for future missions such as HyspIRI. Satellites and instruments that were used in the various SensorWeb demonstrations included EO-1 (Hyperion and ALI), Terra/Aqua (MODIS and AMSR-E), Radarsat, Landsat and the Ikhana Unmanned Aerial System with the Autonomous Modular Sensor (AMS).

Dan Mandl is the Earth Observing 1 Mission Manager and the Principle Investigator of several Earth Science Technology Office (ESTO) Advanced Information System Technology (AIST) grants on the topic of SensorWebs. Over the past 9 years he has led a team of people to integrate SensorWeb technology for use in managing various disaster scenarios including fires and floods. "SensorWeb" won Honorable Mention for the 2011 NASA SW of the Year Award.
IS&T Colloquium Committee Host: John Donohue

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