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 GOES LRIT and COMS-1 LRIT data between satellite passes, or continuously with an optional dedicated LRIT antenna.
  • Optional LRD-200B receiver to also allow reception of FengYun-3 L-Band, plus GOES LRIT/HRIT and COMS-1 LRIT between satellite passes, all with one receiver.
  • Optional L/S-band feed/LNB to allow S-Band DMSP reception.
  • Will only require firmware and software updates to support LRD.
  • Optional temperature monitoring with tracking lockout.
  • Proven, robust, reliable hardware and software, with installations worldwide in all climates, temperatures and environments.
  • Modular construction for easy maintenance and future upgrades.
  • Comprehensive hardware and software diagnostics at all levels.

Antenna options

1.2m and radome-enclosed 1.5m antennas are available for fixed, land-based ground stations. The 1.5m marine antenna uses an active stabilisation system to compensate for the pitch, roll and yaw of a moving vessel at sea.

Software

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

Land-Based Antennas

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