14.1 CSPP Geo Support for Direct Broadcast

Friday, 19 August 2016: 8:30 AM
Madison Ballroom CD (Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center)
Graeme Martin, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and L. Gumley, N. Bearson, J. Braun, G. Cureton, R. K. Garcia, T. Jasmin, S. Mindock, and K. Strabala

The CSPP Geo project offers an expanding suite of software that allows direct broadcast users to process data received from geostationary satellites. The software is being developed under funding from the GOES-R program office, and is provided to users free of charge. The project benefits the U.S. and international community of direct broadcast users by providing support for processing data from the future GOES-R satellite, as well as the Himawari-8 and current GOES missions.

As the GOES-R launch date approaches, efforts are focused on refining and improving software to process the raw GOES Rebroadcast (GRB) data stream, and developing Level 2 GEOCAT product software capable of running algorithms developed for GOES-R on data from multiple instruments. The past several months have included intensive testing with simulated GRB data from the operational system and data from other sources, as well as stress testing and testing with defective data. The results of those tests will be discussed.

Additional topics will include progress on the future AIT framework processing package, other software packages that are currently available or planned for future release, hardware requirements and expected performance, quicklook and RGB imagery generation capability, and processing considerations due to the high data volume including multi-processing in the Level 2 GEOCAT package.

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