SpaceCloud provides a software framework for information storage and processing, utilizing flexible and reusable compute nodes in a distributed network in space as well as on ground. This allows to simplify space missions, providing an all-inclusive solution for data processing in orbit and management software on ground. Like cloud computing on ground, it also allows orchestration of operations each node (or satellite) will perform, including approving execution of applications and upgrading the SpaceCloud framework software.
Edge computing and data analysis in space is enabling high-level data products with low latency and the capability of on-orbit data fusion, which can dramatically improve situational awareness.
SpaceCloud includes an application development environment where developers can store generic applications for data analysis for, e.g., cloud detection or other data analysis tools. Developers can also write private applications for mission specific applications for use in SpaceCloud, utilizing all resources on SpaceCloud hardware. Developers can deploy the applications in a containerized format for quick and easy deployment across many different platforms.
Applications can be tested on-line on hardware in Unibap’s laboratories on request.
The main features of SpaceCloud include:
- CPU, GPU, VPU access for computation
- Concurrency of multiple applications in a sandboxed environment
- Persistent and temporary isolated storage space for each account
- Unified sensors API
- Unified Communication API
Unibap's core space offerings include:
- Radiation tolerant payload computing hardware
- Linux Driver/API & Application Software Development
- AI algorithm development and implementation
- Software for data distribution
Supported tools include:
- CloneZilla. Small bootable GNU/Linux distribution for x86-64 based systems.
- Docker containers
The SDK is available for download on Unibap website.
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Last updated: 2021-09-06