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PCW Workshop Outcomes. Observations. Broad support for PCW mission concept Weather, Climate and Space Weather applications Extends GOES-R to the Poles PCW can meet unfulfilled needs and requirements Consistent with Canadian, NOAA and WMO vision and strategic priorities

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Observations
Observations

  • Broad support for PCW mission concept

    • Weather, Climate and Space Weather applications

    • Extends GOES-R to the Poles

    • PCW can meet unfulfilled needs and requirements

    • Consistent with Canadian, NOAA and WMO vision and strategic priorities

  • Opportunity to build on US Canada Cooperation

    • Supports the GEO & GEOSS concept

    • Complementarity between LEO, GEO, and HEO recognized

    • Common algorithms, ground architecture and instruments

  • Many areas of potential collaboration

  • Validation of NOAA requirements addressed by PCW

  • Collaboration in development of advanced imager

  • Calibration / validation

  • Algorithm development

  • Operational implementation of algorithms

  • Ground system architecture

  • Data and product dissemination

  • User Readiness (NWP)


Observations cont d
Observations (cont’d)

  • ABI compatible imager will maximize benefits of collaboration and reduces mission risk

    • Reuse of algorithms , calibration, facilities,

    • Maturity of technology, algorithms, products,

    • Reduces NOAA effort to exploit PCW

    • Synergy between PCW and RADARSAT missions identified

      • Opportunities for broader cooperation


Mission issues
Mission Issues

  • Cost Drivers

    • Launch

    • Meteorological Payload

  • Schedule Drivers

    • Meteorological Payload

      • Long lead items

      • Non-recurring Engineering (instrument development)

      • Lack of expertise in Canada

  • Risk Drivers

    • Meteorological Payload

      • Technical uncertainties – maturity of technology

      • Lack of expertise in Canada


Suggested way forward
Suggested Way Forward

  • Dealing with Schedule and Risk

    • Least risk uses ABI, because of its maturity

    • Canadian access to ABI restricted by industrial policy which dictates Canadian content

    • Content does not apply in the case of contribution of international partner

    • Access to ABI instrument or its major sub-systems through Int’l partnership (e.g. Canada US partnership) will have greatest impact on PCW

    • Access to advanced imager sub-systems , if the ABI instrument is not selected

      • Scanning mirror assembly

      • Focal plane array modules

      • Cryo-coolers

    • NOAA would explore options for mission capabilities / contributions


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Suggested Way Forward

  • Options to Explore

    • NOAA to consult with other US agencies (e.g., NASA, DoD, USGS, …..)

    • Trade ABI for FTS sounder (building on complementary strengths of Canada and US)

      • Canada to provide spec for FTS instrument

    • Trade of ABI for RadarSat Constellation data / order desk

    • Trade of ABI for access to the future Canadian Northern ground stations

    • Investigate UV monitoring instrument for space weather


Additional mission challenges
Additional Mission Challenges

  • Product development and distribution

    • Calibration / validation

    • Algorithm development

    • Operational implementation of algorithms

    • Ground system architecture

    • Data and product dissemination

  • Backup spacecraft control and data reception

  • Definition of enhanced mission - beyond core mission


Collaborative opportunities details
Collaborative Opportunities(details)

  • Calibration / validation

    • Work together to develop a PCW Cal/Val plan, including estimates of level of effort

    • Reuse of imager characterization facilities and methodologies

    • Continuous calibration support (pre-launch, operational check-out, on-orbit verification, and long-term monitoring)

    • Access to the Cal/Val sites and data

    • Participation in GSICS

    • Strengthen Canadian PCW participation in CEOS Cal / Val WG

    • Participation in field campaigns

    • Explore use of laser beacon ground control points to support for image navigation

  • Algorithm development

    • Work together to develop a PCW algorithm plan including estimates of level of effort

    • Co-development of algorithms leveraging NOAA’s work on GOES-R ABI, NPP/JPSS VIIRS

    • Alaska GOES-R Proving Ground

    • Explore development of high resolution PCW proxy data from NWP models and current instruments


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Collaborative Opportunities(details)

  • Ground system

    • Back-up reception and processing

    • Algorithm implementation and processing operations

  • Data and product dissemination

  • Data relay by land-line to be compatible with current NOAA systems

  • Investigate product latency for space weather measurements

  • Investigate use of GeoNetcast for PCW redistribution

  • Discuss NOAA desire for Level 1B and 1C data and data formats and coverage area


Recommendations
Recommendations

  • Letter of support for PCW mission from NOAA

    • To Canadian Space Agency and Environment Canada

  • Explore and scope areas of cooperation

    • Report back in 3-4 months on progress

      • recommended activities

      • mechanisms for cooperation

    • Specific focus on instrument opportunities

      • advanced imager, space weather

    • Create PCW management committee (?)

  • Develop action plan for PCW collaboration


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