IDS worked to develop the Service-Oriented Atmospheric Radiance (SOAR) system for NASA. SOAR is designed to bridge the gaps and overcome the challenges that the user community faces in accessing petabytes of radiance data stored in large datasets. It interprets the multi-formatted data and transforms it into helpful datasets to meet the needs of researchers.
This web-based system delivers applications that process satellite radiance data into standard spatial-temporal grids to the natural resources and climatology communities within NOAA, DOD, EPA, USGS academia and private sectors. The utility of SOAR is exposed via web service routines using the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP).
IDS designed and developed the web service library, the web application and the project site. We contribute to the image processing algorithms and data management practices and continue to support the installation and maintenance of all operational technologies employed, such as Java, AXIS, PHP, PostgreSQL, and Tomcat. IDS staff continues to support the project by contributing software engineering, QA, CM, publishing and training expertise.