A new service support tool for COSMO-SkyMed: civil user coordination service and civil request management optimization
M. G. Daraio ; M. L. Battagliere ; P. Sacco ; L. Fasano ; A. Coletta
Oct - 2015
DOI: 10.1117/12.2194914

Event Title : Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XIX
Published in: Proceedings SPIE 9639, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XIX, 96391P
Publisher: SPIE
type: Conference Proceedings

COSMO-SkyMed is a dual-use program for both civilian and defense provides user community (institutional and commercial) with SAR data in several environmental applications. In the context of COSMO-SkyMed data and User management, one of the aspects carefully monitored is the user satisfaction level, it is links to satisfaction of submitted user requests. The operational experience of the first years of operational phase, and the consequent lessons learnt by the COSMO-SkyMed data and user management, have demonstrated that a lot of acquisition rejections are due to conflicts (time conflicts or system conflicts) among two or more civilian user requests, and they can be managed and solved implementing an improved coordination of users and their requests on a daily basis. With this aim a new Service Support Tool (SST) has been designed and developed to support the operators in the User Request coordination. The Tool allow to analyze conflicts among Acquisition Requests (ARs) before the National Rankization phase and to elaborate proposals for conflict resolution. In this paper the most common causes of the occurred rejections will be showed, for example as the impossibility to aggregate different orders, and the SST functionalities will be described, in particular how it works to remove or minimize the conflicts among different orders.

keywords : Defense and security ; Synthetic aperture radar ; Search and rescue