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Earth Observation Multi-mission federation layer

Project description

Ensuring EU space industry embraces the emerging data-driven space market

Earth observations from space should be readily available and accessible automatically. The EU-funded DOMINO-E project will strive to achieve this. It will implement a multi-mission/multi-sensor federation layer allowing end users to address a variety of acquisition assets using scheduling and optimisation algorithms. The project will design, analyse and model the multi-mission federation layer based on users’ requirements. It will be supported by demonstrations of added-value services. The introduction of the innovative federation layer will support the change of the space industry paradigm from instrumental push to end-client vertical needs pull. This will make it possible for the EU space industry to embrace the emerging data-driven space market. The project will foster European competitiveness.

Objective

The DOMINO-E project, proposed by a consortium of European organisations, including scientific institutes and SMEs and led by Airbus Defence and Space, aims at solving the key challenge of availability and reactivity of earth observations from space, by enabling multi-mission accessibility on a scalable and automated way.
The implementation of a multi-mission/multi-sensor federation layer allows the end-user to address a variety of acquisition assets using scheduling and optimization algorithms. The orchestration between the users’ patrimonial missions and the third party missions is based on reactivity, persistence, precision and costs criteria, while user experience is improved thanks to cognitive assistants.
The challenge is to overcome the current technological, architectural and economical roadblocks of existing mission ground segments: mono-mission architectures, un-harmonized interfaces between different ground segments, inexistent or crude multi-mission collaborative coverage and dispatch services.
DOMINO-E consists of designing, analysing and modelling the multi-mission federation layer based on users’ requirements and is supported by demonstrations of added value services. A market analysis is performed to assess the commercial perspectives of multi-mission federation approach in terms of client acceptance in sharing assets, industry’s make or buy strategy and SME capability to build catalogues of multi-mission services.
This innovative federation layer supports the change of space industry paradigm from instrumental push to end-client vertical needs pull and allows the EU space industry to embrace the emerging data driven space market. In such, DOMINO-E contributes to European non-dependence for the development of Earth-observation technologies and foster European competitiveness by supporting SMEs in developing multi-mission services agnostic to the end-to-end or ground segment systems integrators.

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Coordinator

AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE SAS
Net EU contribution
€ 509 297,60
Address
31 rue des cosmonautes zi du palays
31402 Toulouse cedex
France

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Region
Occitanie Midi-Pyrénées Haute-Garonne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Other funding
€ 219 591,15

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