Second Symposium: Toward a Global Earth Observation System of Systems—Future National Operational Environmental Satellite Systems


The NPOESS Field Terminal Segment

James Jensen, Raytheon, Omaha, NE

NPOESS, a tri-agency program, provides a critical, timely, reliable, and high quality space-based sensing capability to acquire and process global and regional environmental imagery and specialized meteorological, climatic, terrestrial, oceanographic, solar-geophysical, and other data products.

NPOESS will have the capability to provide direct readout to locations around the world. This readout will be available in two forms, High Rate Data and Low Rate Data. The High Rate Data will be more applicable for fixed locations that are not concerned with antenna size and will be broadcast in X-band. Low Rate Data is more applicable to mobile users and will be broadcast in L-band and will be able to be received by a 1 meter dish. This poster will describe how the Field Terminal system in envisioned to work in the NPOESS era.

Poster Session 1, NPOESS Posters
Tuesday, 31 January 2006, 9:45 AM-11:00 AM, Exhibit Hall A2

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