HRPT/AHRPT System Overview
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:
- Antenna – land-based and marine options available.
- Modular receiver rack – containing plug-in modules for easy maintenance and upgrade.
- Ingest and visualisation PC – running Dartcom Polar Orbiter Ingester and Dartcom iDAP/MacroPro software.
Dartcom can also provide on-site installation and training services, and supply additional PCs and other peripherals.