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GOES DATA COLLECTION SYSTEM (DCS). KAY METCALF, GOES DCS PROGRAM MANAGER NOAA/NESDIS OFFICE OF SATELLITE DATA PROCESSING AND DISTRIBUTION. WHAT IS DCS?. Data Relay System Used for Transmission from Ground-Based Sensors through Satellite to Receiving Station.

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goes data collection system dcs

GOES DATA COLLECTION SYSTEM (DCS)

KAY METCALF, GOES DCS PROGRAM MANAGER

NOAA/NESDIS

OFFICE OF SATELLITE DATA PROCESSING AND DISTRIBUTION

what is dcs
WHAT IS DCS?

Data Relay System Used for Transmission from Ground-Based Sensors through Satellite to Receiving Station.

Carried on board NOAA Geostationary satellites since 1970’s.

goes dcs users
GOES DCS USERS
  • Flood Monitoring
    • United States Geological Survey Water Resources Divison
    • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    • NOAA National Weather Service River Forecast Offices.
goes dcs users cont
GOES DCS USERS (CONT)
  • Fire Monitoring
    • U.S. Forest Service
    • National Interagency Fire Center
    • Canadian and State Fire Agencies
  • Land Management
    • Bureau of Land Management
goes dcs users cont1
GOES DCS USERS (CONT)
  • Geologic Event Monitoring
    • United States Geological Survey Geologic Division
      • Earthquake Monitoring, Volcano Monitoring
    • NOAA/NWS/Tsunami Warning Center
  • Oceanographic Users
    • NOAA National Ocean Survey
goes dcs users cont2
GOES DCS USERS (CONT)
  • Resource Management
    • National, State, and Local Water Resource Managers
  • Meteorological Users
    • U.S. National Weather Service
    • International Hydromet Service facilities
      • Central America, South America, Pacific Islands, Mexico, Canada
system usage eligibility
SYSTEM USAGE ELIGIBILITY
  • GOVERNMENT USER
    • FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL INTERNATIONAL.
  • ENVIRONMENTAL MEASUREMENT DATA
  • DATA OF INTEREST TO GOVERNMENT ENTITIES
  • DATA SHARED WITH OTHER GOVERNMENT USERS.
benefits
BENEFITS
  • Low-Cost
  • Low-Maintenance
  • Emergency Event-Driven Capability
  • Ideal for Remote Locations
  • Data Easily Shared Among Government Users
drawbacks
DRAWBACKS
  • Finite Capacity (Approximately 133 Domestic Self-Timed Channels)
  • Scheduled Transmissions based on Channel/Time Availability
  • Interference Detection Difficult
  • Troubleshooting capabilities Minimal
data dissemination methods
DATA DISSEMINATION METHODS
  • DCS AUTOMATED PROCESSING (DAPS)
    • Telnet or Dial-up Modem
  • DOMSAT (Commercial Communications Satellite)
  • DRGS (Direct Readout Ground System)
  • GTS (Global Telecommunications System) Network
enhancements
ENHANCEMENTS
  • MORE EFFICIENT SYSTEM USE AGREEMENT
    • LESS PAPERWORK MEANS FASTER PROCESSING
    • “SUA” VERSUS “MOA” MAY MEAN LOWER USER APPROVAL LEVELS (I.E. FASTER PROCESSING)
    • BETTER TRACKING OF REQUESTS
enhancements1
ENHANCEMENTS
  • MORE INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON WEB PAGES
    • APPLICATION FOR SYSTEM USE AGREEMENT
    • REPORTS
    • GENERAL AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION
    • TROUBLE REPORT AND ASSIGNMENT REQUEST TEMPLATES
enhancements2
ENHANCEMENTS
  • High Data Rate Transmitters (300 or 1200 bps, compared to 100 bps)
  • GPS Clocks
    • Better Timing
    • Smaller Windows
    • Result: More Assignments
hdr status
HDR STATUS
  • THREE MANUFACTURERS CERTIFIED TO SELL TRANSMITTERS
  • DEMODULATORS OPERATING SUCCESSFULLY
  • DEFICIT OF DEMODULATORS UNTIL FULL COMPLEMENT RECEIVED
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