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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
suggested way forward1
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
collaborative opportunities details1
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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