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Analytics & Communications

Author: Albert Su
Date: July 19, 2016, Updated: May 1, 2021
Project: Draco

Project Draco is an open project to explore and discover planetary sustainability technologies program with unique requirements designed to meet the challenges of the new energy economy. In Latin, the project name “Draco,” meaning Dragon, came from the constellation in the far northern sky. In Greek mythology, the stories of this great beast represented significant challenges to Hercules. Heracles was required to steal these apples guarded by the Dragon as part of the eleventh of his twelve labors. Hercules managed this feat by putting the Dragon to sleep using music.

The challenge of project Draco is to find creative solutions to a global problem. Problems such as global warming require resources from various industries working together to find innovative solutions. One solution involves CubeSats; different perspectives from space detecting changes in the ionosphere may suggest anomalies such as geomagnetic storms, CO2 emissions, and earthquakes. This challenge can lead to innovative solutions such as enhanced batteries, artificial intelligence (AI), smart grids, electric vehicles, and green IT.

Coordinated is command and control (C2) to C5i satellite reconnaissance methodologies for advanced analytics using cloud computing. All-source collection of data, imagery tasking, and threat intelligence in cyberspace can reveal potential threats. These threats may include natural, human-made, or unnatural catastrophes. Future work of tasking using automation of resources from satellite imagery to drones using artificial intelligence (AI). Threats are identified in near-real-time with the cognitive, contextual behavior of a human while alerting the operator.

Project’s Criteria

  1. Problem – Identify a large problem affecting the world.
  2. Solution – Propose a radical solution for solving that problem.
  3. Technology – Provide a reason with analysis and research methods (quantitative, qualitative, mixed) that these technologies can work.

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