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Dartcom 1.8m land-based HRPT/AHRPT antenna
Dartcom 1.8m land-based HRPT/AHRPT antenna

NOAA HRPT false-colour image (channels 1, 2 and 4) showing the Persian Gulf

NOAA HRPT false-colour image (channels 1, 2 and 4) showing the Black Sea with snow on the mountains to the east appearing light yellow
NOAA HRPT false-colour images (channels 1, 2 and 4) showing the Persian Gulf and Black Sea with snow on the mountains appearing light yellow

Reliable, high performance land-based and marine solutions for receiving, archiving, processing and displaying HRPT, AHRPT, DMSP and LRD data from NOAA, Metop, FengYun-3, DMSP and JPSS satellites.

The Dartcom HRPT/AHRPT System receives, archives, processes and displays data from NOAA and Metop satellites, and optionally FengYun-3 (L-Band) and DMSP (S-Band). A number of land-based antennas are available (1.8m, 1.2m and radome-enclosed 1.5m) or for marine use a radome-enclosed 1.3m antenna with active stabilisation can be specified.

Ingested data can be viewed and processed using the Dartcom iDAP/MacroPro software. Outputs are also available for popular image processing software packages such as PCI Geomatica, ERDAS IMAGINE and ENVI/IDL, as well as standard interchange formats such as NOAA level 1B, EPS level 0 and GeoTIFF.

Direct broadcast LRIT reception from MSG, GOES, MTSAT and COMS-1 is also possible with optional extra hardware and software.

The hardware itself is LRD ready, requiring only firmware and software updates to support the proposed JPSS L-Band service.

The system comprises the following main components:

Dartcom can also provide on-site installation and training services, and supply additional PCs and other peripherals.

Features

Land-Based Antennas

Marine Antenna

Receiver Rack

Sample Images

Polar Orbiter Ingester Software

iDAP/MacroPro Software