Medical Imaging Support via Satellite Integrated Optical Network (MISSION)
Wayne Carlson, Department of Design
This project was a semifinalist for the prestigious GII, Global Information Infrastructure award.
MISSION (Medical Imaging Support via Satellite Integrated Optical Network) was a feasibility study funded by ARPA that experiments with the use of the NASA ACTS (Advanced Communication Technology Satellite) gigabit satellite linkage combined with supercomputing and graphic visualization power to validate novel medical applications such as distributed radiation treatment planning and remote medical triage support.
The project was spearheaded by the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UH) and was a joint effort between UH, ACCAD and the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC), and Georgetown University.
Sponsored by ARPA
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Completed in 1998.