374 GOES-R GRB direct readout at NWS National Centers

Monday, 11 January 2016
Harlan Yates, Harris Corporation, Melbourne, FL; and L. Nielsen and A. Weiner

In 2016, NOAA will launch the first of the new generation of GOES satellites. GOES-R satellites will provide significantly improved imaging resolution and more timely updates to the weather community. As a result, the current GOES VARiable (GVAR) service will be replaced with the new-generation GOES-R Rebroadcast (GRB) system. The GRB signal's high bandwidth direct satellite reception will be a highly effective, lowest-latency, and highest-reliability solution for most users. Harris Corporation's WxConnectTM GRB offers a modular and scalable access and product-generation solution that provides high availability and secure reception of enhanced environmental satellite data from the GOES-R satellite system in near real time. Harris Corporation's WxConnectTM GRB is the primary source of direct readout GRB data for the NWS National Centers, and the NWS Alaska and Pacific Regional Centers. A full complement of GOES-R sensors including the ABI, GLM and Space Weather instruments will provide data to the mission critical AWIPS II systems at these centers. This poster will describe the WxConnectTM GRB data access solution and the benefits this direct source of data brings to the NWS National Centers.
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