Data output by the simulator is derived from either proxy data files containing Level 1b (L1b) or GLM L2+ data, test pattern images, or non-image test pattern generation commands specified from within a scenario. The GRB Simulator outputs packets containing both instrument and GRB Information data. Instrument packets contain data simulated from any instrument: the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI), Solar Ultraviolet Imager (SUVI), Space Environment In-Situ Suite (SEISS), Extreme Ultraviolet Sensor (EUVS) and X-ray Irradiance Sensor (XRS) called EXIS, Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM), or the Magnetometer. The GRB Information packets contain information such as satellite schedules.
The GRB Simulator will provide GRB data as either baseband (digital) or Intermediate Frequency (IF) output to the test system. GRB packet data will be sent in the same two output streams as used in the operational system: one for Left Hand Circular Polarization (LHCP) and one for Right Hand Circular Polarization (RHCP). Use of circular polarization in the operational system allows the transmitting antenna to multiplex the two digital streams into the same signal, thereby doubling the available bandwidth. The GRB simulator is compliant with MIL-STD-1472F transportability guidelines and may be used at any site that receives GRB downlink.