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 additional modules and XRIT Ingester software to also allow GOES HRIT or GEO-KOMPSAT-2A (GK-2A) LRIT reception between satellite passes, or continuously with an optional dedicated antenna.
  • Optional upgraded receiver to also allow FengYun-3 (FY-3) L-Band reception, plus GOES HRIT and GK-2A LRIT reception between satellite passes.
  • Optional feed/LNB and module to allow 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.

Both 1.5m antenna options provide a future upgrade path for X-Band EOS reception from Terra, Aqua, Suomi-NPP, JPSS and FY-3.

Software

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

Land-Based Antennas

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