249 GOES-R Core Ground System Technical Performance

Monday, 23 January 2017
4E (Washington State Convention Center )
Robert Basta, Harris Corporation, Melbourne, FL; and A. Weiner

Handout (1.5 MB)

Harris has provided a complete end-to-end, photon-to-product solution for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R Series (GOES-R) program.  This includes the main payload remote sensing science instrument, the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) that produces 95% of all payload data.  The solution also provides six hurricane- rated antennas to receive all data from the satellites and the ground system that produces all Level 0, Level 1b, and Level 2 products.  These products are distributed to the Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS) and Product Distribution and Access (PDA) System for use by NWS forecasters, NOAA research efforts, and end users.  Forecasters and other users of the Harris environmental products will receive greater than 60 times more data than from the current GOES system, providing the ability for better forecasts, improved thunderstorm and tornado warning lead time, and improved hurricane tracking and intensity predictions.  In addition to providing photon-to-products to distribution data flow, Harris manages the GOES-R satellite constellation by providing Telemetry, Tracking and Control (TT&C), mission planning, and flight dynamics capability that maintain the health and safety of the satellites.  Also included is full enterprise management (across three sites) capability that provides configuration management, asset management, software and hardware maintenance, and security management for the system.  The system meets its high impacted rated, NIST requirements and delivers a multilayered/defense-in-depth solution for the GOES-R mission.  This presentation describes the current state of ground performance.

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