HimawariCast System Overview
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Reliable, high-performance system for receiving and processing Himawari images and other data from the HimawariCast service.
The Dartcom HimawariCast System can receive, archive, process and display Himawari LRIT/HRIT images and other data from the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) HimawariCast service.
C-Band antenna options are available to suit different locations and requirements. A PCIe DVB-S2 receiver performs demodulation.
HimawariCast data includes Advanced Himawari Imager (AHI) images covering 14 spectral bands with 500m–2km resolution. Numerical weather prediction (NWP) products, ground observations and other data can be fed into the JMA SATAID software.
Images can be viewed and processed using the Dartcom iDAP software, with facilities such as animation, enhancement, RGB products, palette products, reprojection, masking, printing and exporting to third-party file formats.
Outputs are also available for processing software such as PCI Geomatica, ERDAS IMAGINE and ENVI/IDL, as well as standard interchange formats such as PGM and GeoTIFF.