Autonomous response in an autonomous earth observing sensorweb

Steve Chien, Ben Cichy, Ashley Davies, Daniel Tran, Gregg Rabideau, Rebecca Castano, Rob Sherwood, Son Nghiem, Ronald Greeley, Thomas Doggett, Victor Baker, James Dohm, Felipe Ip, Dan Mandl, Stuart Frye, Seth Shulman, Stephen Unga, Thomas Brakke, Jacques Descloitres, Jeremy JonesSandy Grosvenor, Rob Wright, Luke Flynn, Andy Harris, Robert Brakenridge, Sebastien Cacquard

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We describe a network of sensors linked by software and the internet to an autonomous satellite observation response capability. This system of systems is designed with a flexible, modular, architecture to facilitate expansion in sensors, customization of trigger conditions, and customization of responses. This system has been used to implement a global surveillance program of science phenomena including: volcanoes, flooding, cryosphere events, and atmospheric phenomena. In this paper we describe the importance of the earth observing sensorweb application as well as overall architecture for the system of systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)325-331
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP
Issue number603
StatePublished - 2005
Eventi- SAIRAS 2005 - The 8th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space - Munich, Germany
Duration: Sep 5 2005Sep 8 2005


  • Artificial intelligence
  • Remote sensing
  • Spacecraft autonomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science


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