The Airborne Cloud Computing Environment (ACCE) provides a multi-mission data system environment for Airborne instruments as part of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Earth Science Airborne Program. A primary focus of the effort is the deployment of a reusable cloud capability for sub-orbital instruments providing process control and data management services at low-cost, and low-risk, with a predictable, scalable cost model.
ACCE provides benefit to Airborne instruments by making available a computing infrastructure that specifically supports the data processing and management needs of Airborne missions. This includes a shared computing infrastructure as well as support planning, integration, test, and operations management to provide support to missions all along the path from concept to operations.
ACCE benefits the instrument teams and the broader research community by providing a unified Airborne data portal through which the distributed collection of airborne data from multiple missions can be accessed either individually or in bulk. Data always remains under the control of the individual mission, but is made searchable next to complementary data from other missions to facilitate increased utilization and scientific discovery.