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Algorithm Research Panel

for

Operational Altimetry Processing

12 June 01

Naval Oceanographic Office

Altimetry Data Fusion Center

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Algorithm Research Panel forOperational Altimetry Processing

Space

Segment

Ground

Segment

User

Segment

  • Satellite Element
    • Payload Sub-Element
    • Spacecraft Sub-Element
  • Launch Element
  • SOC Element
    • NAVSOC HQ
    • Remote Sites
    • Doppler Tracking Sites
    • Communications
  • POC Element
    • Manage Payload Data
    • Process POC Data
    • QC and Monitor POC Data
    • Output to User Segment
  • Fleet Units
  • ADFC
    • METOC Centers
    • FNMOC
    • WSC
    • NRL
    • NOAA
  • What is missing from “The System” definition?
  • Does not adequately define the role of the Cal/Val Team
  • Does not provide for continuous improvements to the GFO System
  • Does not provide a feedback mechanism to the system from the User Segment
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Algorithm Research Panel forOperational Altimetry Processing

  • SPAWAR
  • Overall operational responsibility for GFO
  • Oversee interaction among different organizations to ensure operational responsibilities are fulfilled
  • Provide funding as necessary to resolve technical issues, encourage system evolution, and ensure the GFO System meets its operational objectives
  • NAVSOC
    • Monitor the health of satellite and
    • subsystem performance
    • Maintain ERO
    • TT&C
    • Deliver POC Data Files and operational
    • ephemeredes
    • Perform time management support
  • NAVOCEANO
  • Payload Operations Center
    • Manage and process payload data
    • Monitor quality flags and POC data
    • Output SDRs and Ca/Val files to the User
    • Segment
    • Distribute Calibration Tables
  • Altimetry Data Fusion Center
    • Produce and manage SDRs
    • Deliver NGDRs to User Segment
  • Cal/Val
    • Measure payload performance
    • Verify POC/ADFC output are within
    • expected ranges
    • Report on satellite operational capability
    • each cycle
    • Calculate incentive fee based on system
    • performance

Algorithm Research Panel for Operational Altimetry Processing

  • All
  • Test, evaluate, verify, and implement all hardware and software changes
  • Perform investigations as needed
  • Notify ARP/OAP Chair of any suspected anomalies w/ geophysical parameters distributed by the ADFC (SWH, MWS, SSH)
algorithm research panel for operational altimetry processing
Algorithm Research Panel forOperational Altimetry Processing
  • ARP/OAP Objectives:
  • Verify the accuracy of operational altimetry products for oceanographic applications
    • Significant Wave Height
    • Marine Wind Speed
    • Sea Surface Height
  • Monitor the operational datastream for anomalies
  • Evaluate the merit of reported anomalies to determine if an investigation is required
  • Coordinate the troubleshooting and resolution of reported anomalies
  • Develop and maintain quality control tools for operational use in the ADFC
    • Need to detect problems early to minimize the impact on operations
  • Provide guidance for improving the scientific quality of NAVOCEANO altimetry products
    • Evaluate the impact of new algorithms on the operational datastream
    • Coordinate the evaluation of new processing techniques with the user community
  • Maintain communications with the User Segment regarding the quality of ADFC products
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Algorithm Research Panel forOperational Altimetry Processing

  • Chair: Dr. Gregg Jacobs at NRL-SSC
  • Principle Members:
    • NAVOCEANO
    • NOAA - Lab for Satellite Altimetry
    • FNMOC
    • NASA Wallops
    • University of Michigan
    • NASA Goddard
    • SPAWAR
  • Contributing Members:
    • Ball Aerospace
    • NASA JPL
    • Academia (Ohio State University, University of Texas, etc.)
    • International partners
    • Members of the user community
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Algorithm Research Panel forOperational Altimetry Processing

  • Concept of Operations:
  • Chartered under Shared Processing Program - Operations Working Group
    • Tri-agency program including NOAA, Air Force, Navy
  • Bi-annual meetings held in conjunction with national/international conferences
    • Fall AGU in San Francisco
    • Next TOPEX/JASON Science Working Team Meeting
  • Facilitate communications between panel members and user community
    • Automated web site for dissemination of information and discussion of anomalies
  • Solicit input from the scientific community for improvements to operational processing
  • techniques used by the ADFC
  • Coordinate the development, validation, and implementation of hardware/software
  • modifications that could affect the operational datastream
  • Develop and implement quality control tools at the ADFC for early detection of
  • data/processing anomalies
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Algorithm Research Panel forOperational Altimetry Processing

NASA

WFF

Cal/Val

Users

Algorithm

Research

Panel

Valid

Technical

Investigation

Change

Required

NAVO

CM

NAVSOC

CM

CAL/VAL

CM

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Algorithm Research Panel forOperational Altimetry Processing

  • Current Status:
  • Secured seed money from SPAWARSYSCOM for ARP/OAP at GFO Operations
  • Working Group Meeting last month
  • Proposal submitted to SPAWAR by Dr. Jacobs
  • Draft Charter is being circulated for input
    • Need to present to the SPP for approval in November
  • CONOPS document is in the works
    • Expect to release draft by 26 June