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.
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