Review of the current systems used at SWPC to receive the data and generate the Space Weather Products (SWP) needed by the forecasters generating the warnings and predictions showed an advantage in transitioning this product generation into the NOAA Satellite Operations Facility, NESDIS OSDPD product processing systems. Such a move will provide alternate processing facilities, enhanced security, improved support for 24x7 networks and product generation, and improved resolution of deficiencies. The NESDIS Office of Systems Development (OSD) is providing program management for this transition.
This paper describes the changes that will occur in the processing and generation of SWP. Although it will provide an overview of the transition plan for all of the current products, it will address in detail the changes to the data path and product processing of data from the ACE spacecraft.
Index Terms Space Weather, Product Processing, ACE Satellite