Automated Service Builder

Space Applications Services is happy to announce it has been awarded by the European Space Agency (ESA) the Automated Service Builder (ASB) project. The objective of ASB is to create a service that will do away with “Environmental and Hardware Considerations" currently imposed for the development of PDGS IPFs (Instrument Processing Facilities) replacing it with a specification of a module that by chaining, constrained by dependencies, will allow end-to-end specification of IPF processes.

To achieve this objective, ASB will use a novel approach for designing, implementing and maintaining IPFs. This approach will apply a new application management paradigm, based on the OGC Web Processing Service (WPS) specification and Virtual Appliances, which will permit the deployment of IPF tasks in a cloud environment.

ASB will demonstrate the new concept for the ESA Earth Observation missions SMOS and PROBA-V processing chains. 

This activity was carried out under a programme of, and funded by, the European Space Agency. The view expressed here can in no way be taken to reflect the official opinion of the European Space Agency.