Transforming Access to Weather Data at the Western Range
The United States Western Range located at Vandenberg Space Force Base (VSFB) near Lompoc, CA is one of two critical space launch facilities in the United States. Operated by the United States Space Force (USSF), the Western Range provides critical space lift capability to ensure that United States military interests maintain superiority over potential adversaries. In addition, renewed interest in space exploration has also increased demand for suitable launch facilities. To facilitate these needs, the Western Range is looking to rapidly modernize range capabilities while improving the customer experience for commercial launch providers. The aim of this challenge was to modernize access to near real-time and historic range weather instrumentation data for both internal operations as well as commercial launch providers.
Innovation in Action
|Fictitious Press Release & Frequently Asked Questions||During the Innovation Workshop, a fictional Press Release and nonfictional Frequently Asked Questions are drafted. This is a tool that is used as a vision document to define the solution and why it matters.|
|Architecture Diagram||A diagram that describes the technical components needed to implement the solution.|
|Source Code||All the source code used to implement the prototype.|
|UI/UX Mockup Design UI/UX Mockup (clickable)||An example of the user interface that demonstrates the solution.|
About the DxHub
Cal Poly’s Digital Transformation Hub (DxHub) was one of the earliest collaborations between Amazon Web Services (AWS) and an educational institution focused on innovation and digital transformation. While providing students with real-world learning experiences, the DxHub applies proven innovation methodologies in combination with the deep subject matter expertise of the public sector and the technical expertise of AWS to solve challenging problems in ways not contemplated before. For more information, visit dxhub.calpoly.edu.