Computer Graphics and Interactive Systems

Computer Graphics and
Interactive Systems Laboratory

Satellite Image Processing on a Grid-Based Platform

Year: 2008
Type of Publication: Article
Authors: Petcu, Dana; Gorgan, Dorian; Pop, Florin; Tudor, Dacian; Zaharie, Daniela
Satellite image processing is both data and computing intensive, and, therefore, it raises several difficulties or even impossibilities while being using one single computer. Moreover, the analysis and sharing of the huge amount of data provided daily by the space satellites is a major challenge for the remote sensing community. Recently, Gridbased platforms were built to address these issues. This paper presents a specialized Grid-based platform developed to enable remote sensing image processing for environmental problems, like preventing river floods or forest fires. Moreover, it exposes the novelty elements that distinguish it from other similar approaches.