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27 January 1997 Data systems trade studies for a next generation sensor
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Processing system designers must make substantial changes to accommodate current and anticipated improvements in remote sensing instruments.Increases in the spectral, radiometric and geometric resolution lead to data rates, processing loads and storage volumes which far exceed the ability of most current computer systems. To accommodate user expectations, the data must be processed and made available quickly in a convenient and easy to use form. This paper describes design trade-offs made in developing the processing system for the moderate resolution imaging spectroradiometer, MODIS, which will fly on the Earth Observing System's, AM-1 spacecraft to be launched in 1998. MODIS will have an average continuous date rate of 6.2 Mbps and require processing at 6.5 GFLOPS to produce 600GB of output products per day. Specific trade-offs occur in the areas of science software portability and usability of science products versus overall system performance and throughput.
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Edward J. Masuoka and Albert J. Fleig "Data systems trade studies for a next generation sensor", Proc. SPIE 2957, Advanced and Next-Generation Satellites II, (27 January 1997);


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