Telecommunications issues of intelligent database management for ground processing systems in the EOS era

Joseph D. Touch
1994 Telematics and informatics  
Future NASA Earth science missions, including the Earth Observing System (EOS), will generate vast amounts of data that must be processed and stored at various locations around the world. This article presents a stepwiserefinement of the Intelligent Database Management (IDM) system of the Distributed Active Archive Center (DAACone of seven regionally-located EOSDIS archive sites) architecture to showcase the telecommunications issues involved. This architecture is developed into a general
more » ... l design. It is shown that the current evolution of protocols is sufficient to support IDM at Gbps rates over large distances. It is also shown that the network design can accommodate a flexible data ingestion storage pipeline and a user extraction and visualization engine, without interference between the two.
doi:10.1016/0736-5853(94)90023-x fatcat:zhstmhntineqjayqjdhhgyyhgi