Public Cloud Provisioning for Venus Express VMC Image Processing

Communications on Applied Mathematics and Computation has just published online our latest work on public cloud provisioning for a Space Exploration problem. This is the result of an ongoing collaboration with the Russian Space Research Institute (IKI). It can be accessed here.

In this paper, we consider the implementation of the cloud computing strategy to study data sets associated to the atmospheric exploration of the planet Venus. More concretely, the Venus Monitoring Camera (VMC) onboard Venus Express orbiter provided the largest and the longest so far set of ultraviolet (UV), visible and near-IR images for investigation of the atmospheric circulation. To our best knowledge, this is the first time where the analysis of data from missions to Venus is integrated in the context of the cloud computing. The followed path and protocols can be extended to more general cases of space data analysis, and to the general framework of the big data analysis.

J.L. Vázquez-Poletti

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