Faculty Advisor

Brown, David C.

Faculty Advisor

Looft, Fred J.

Abstract

Currently NASA has Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) in orbit over the United States. The weather data from the satellites are processed with a program written in IDL, however this program does not operate within NASA's real-time constraints. The three functions that are causing a significant slowdown in the program are color conversion, interpolation, and fast Fourier transforms. The goal of this project was twofold: to reconstruct the algorithms and attempt to optimize them.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2000

Major

Computer Science

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Computer Science

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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