By Mike Deliman
In a recent blog I wrote, Bringing Back The
Science Bacon, one of the things I talk about is increasing the science
returns of a mission by doing some data processing on the mission
robot, before it sends back information.
If a computer has the ability,
and the trade-offs gathering data, processing it into information,
available computer throughput and bandwidth of the data channel are
favorable for processing, data can be processed into information
and the mission may return more relevant science.