Global ground stability mapping with radar satellites
3v Geomatics (3vG) processes tens of thousands of radar satellite images annually to measure ground stability over time. The image processing pipeline demands very high storage and computation resources. The goal of this project is to enhance this pipeline so it can deliver better results faster. First, the project will profile and identify efficiency bottlenecks of the pipeline. This will be followed by design and development of novel approaches to enhance pipeline efficiency. Opportunities can be found at various levels, including improving task scheduling to utilize resources more efficiently or accelerating individual graph-based algorithms employed in the pipeline.
This project and resulting improvements in pipeline throughput are very crucial to 3vG. As thousands of tasks are queued waiting for availability of resources, even minor optimization to the pipeline can yield a significant improvement to productivity of the entire process. TO BE CONT'D