Military Embedded Systems

Cloud processing capabilities by Microsoft and Ball Aerospace to support CASINO project


September 17, 2019

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

BOULDER, Colo. Ball Aerospace and Microsoft were selected to demonstrate agile cloud processing capabilities in support of the U.S. Air Force's Space and Missile Systems Center's Commercially Augmented Space Inter Networked Operations (CASINO) project.

The demonstration will show how simultaneous, worldwide data streams from large, distributed constellations of small satellites can be processed using Microsoft's Azure cloud and Ball Aerospace algorithms. The demonstration will also include a single downlink directly into a Microsoft data center using a Ball Aerospace phased array antenna.

The prototype effort, facilitated by the Defense Innovation Unit, will evaluate Ball Aerospace's use of Azure as the cloud platform for CASINO to leverage Microsoft's deep expertise in data protection, security, and privacy.

Microsoft Azure uses integrated cloud services, data processing and analytics, and an open application platform that is intended to provide the building blocks to develop, deploy, and manage intelligent solutions.



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