HRPT/AHRPT System > Features

Dartcom HRPT/AHRPT System at the Spanish Institute of Oceanography, with a radome-enclosed 1.5m antenna installed on a roof-mounted platform (circled)
Dartcom HRPT/AHRPT System at the Spanish Institute of Oceanography, with a radome-enclosed 1.5m antenna installed on a roof-mounted platform (circled)

Dartcom HRPT/AHRPT System on the British Antarctic Survey research vessel RRS James Clark Ross, with a radome-enclosed 1.3m active-stabilised antenna (circled)
Dartcom HRPT/AHRPT System on the British Antarctic Survey research vessel RRS James Clark Ross, with a radome-enclosed 1.3m active-stabilised antenna (circled)

  • Automatic reception, archiving and processing of data from NOAA HRPT and Metop AHRPT polar-orbiting satellites.
  • Optional USB interface module, additional LRD-100 digital multi-mode receiver and XRIT Ingester software to also allow reception of MSG, GOES, MTSAT and COMS-1 LRIT data between satellite passes, or continuously with an optional dedicated LRIT antenna.
  • Optional LRD-200B receiver to also allow FengYun-3 L-Band reception, plus LRIT between satellite passes, all with one receiver.
  • Optional L/S-band feed/LNB to allow S-Band DMSP reception.
  • Only requires firmware and software updates to support JPSS LRD.
  • Proven, robust, reliable hardware and software, with installations all over the world in all climates, temperatures and environments.
  • Modular construction for easy maintenance and future upgrades.
  • Comprehensive hardware and software diagnostics at all levels.

Antenna options

The 1.2m, 1.8m and radome-enclosed 1.5m antennas are designed for fixed, land-based ground stations. The 1.3m active-stabilised marine antenna uses a state-of-the-art active stabilisation system to compensate for the pitch, roll and yaw of a moving vessel.

Software

  • Dartcom Polar Orbiter Ingester – provides automatic satellite tracking, data ingesting, archiving and output.
  • Dartcom iDAP – provides a comprehensive range of display, manipulation, processing and printing facilities.
  • Dartcom MacroPro – automates the powerful processing facilities provided by iDAP.

Land-Based Antennas

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