eOsphere ground receiving stations throughout the world
Key Technical Features
The eOsphere polar-orbiting satellite ground receiving station typically includes:
● 2.4m or 3.0m tracking antenna.
● X-band (or dual X-/L-band) RF front end.
● Optional radome for protection from the environment.
● Multi-mode or fully configurable satellite receiver.
● High specification acquisition system including ingest card and software to automatically schedule, track, receive and ingest level 0 data from scheduled visible satellite passes.
High specification processing system including software to processing received data to level 1B (calibrated and navigated) data and level 2 (environmental product) data, re-project, re-format and disseminate level 1B and 2 data to GIS systems, GeoServer, Open Data Cube or web servers.
The eOsphere polar orbiting satellite ground receiving station is designed to receive:
● EOS Terra & Aqua (MODIS) Direct Broadcast (DB)
● JPSS Suomi-NPP & NOAA-20 (VIIRS, ATMS, CrIS, OMPS) High Rate Data (HRD)
● Feng Yun 3 (MERSI) Mission Picture Transmission (MPT)
● NOAA POES (AVHRR, ATOVS) High Resolution Picture Transmission (HRPT)
● EUMETSAT Polar System (EPS MetOp) (AVHRR, ATOVS, IASI, ASCAT) Advanced HRPT
The eOsphere polar orbiting satellite ground receiving station is designed to be easily upgradeable to receive future polar orbiting satellites such as JPSS-2,3, EPS Second Generation (EPS-SG) and Feng Yun 3D+.
All the polar orbiting satellites received are free-to-air (i.e. no licensing costs) and provide multiple medium resolution (250m to 1km), visible, near-, shortwave- and thermal-infrared images.
Typically, there are 4-6 visible satellite passes per day from 4 satellites, with swath widths of between 2,300km and 3,000km, providing coverage of the area within ~3,000km of the satellite ground receiving station multiple times every day and night.
The eOsphere DataCast satellite ground receiving station typically includes:
● 0.9m to 3.0m fixed parabolic antenna.
● Ku- or C-band RF front end.
● Networked DVB-S2 receiver
● High specification acquisition system including DataCast client software to ingest broadcast level 0 data from the DVB-S2 receiver.
● High specification processing system (or systems) including software to processing received data to level 1B (calibrated and navigated) data and level 2 (environmental product) data, re-project, re-format and disseminate level 1B and 2 data to GIS systems, GeoServer, Open Data Cube or web servers.
The eOsphere DataCast satellite ground receiving station is primarily designed to receive:
● Meteosat Second Generation (MSG) (SEVIRI, HRV) data from geostationary MSG satellites at 0E and 41.5E
● GOMS / Elektro (MSU GS) data from geostationary satellite at 76E
● Fen Yung 2 (S-VISSR) data from geostationary satellites at 86E and 105E
● Himawari (AHI) data from geostationary satellites at 140E
● GOES (ABI) data from geostationary satellites at 75W and 135W
The eOsphere DataCast satellite ground receiving station can also be used to receive derived meteorological products and polar orbiting satellite data from NOAA POES, EPS MetOp, Suomi NPP & NOAA 20 received from a network of European and North Atlantic ground stations.
The eOsphere DataCast satellite receiving station is designed to be easily upgradeable to receive future geostationary satellites such as Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) and Feng Yun 4.
A nominal annual license fee is typically required for commercial organisations but otherwise all the satellites received are free-to-air (and provide multiple medium resolution (500m to 5km), visible, near-, shortwave- and thermal-infrared images.
Typically, complete Earth disk images are transmitted every 10, 15 or 30 minutes, providing coverage within ~+/-81 degrees of latitude and longitude of the sub-satellite point from 48 to 144 times every day.
Products typically generated by eOsphere satellite receiving stations include:
● Calibrated and navigated radiances (Level 1B)
● Cloud mask, type and phase
● Cloud top properties
● Atmospheric aerosols, smoke, volcanic ash
● Atmospheric profiles of temperature, humidity and ozone
● Active fires and burn scar
● Corrected surface reflectance
● Vegetation, drought and water indices
● Land Surface Temperature
● Snow and sea Ice
● Ocean colour
● Sea Surface Temperature
All products generated by the eOsphere polar orbiting and DataCast satellite receiving station are standard products always available in the same formats as available from the satellite operators but can also be re-projected to a wide range of standard map geographic (e.g. WGS84) and projected (e.g. Plate Carree, Mercator, Polar Stereographic, Universal Transverse Mercator, Albers, Azimuthal, Cylindrical, Orthographic) co-ordinate systems, in a wide range of scientific data bitmap image formats including GeoTIFF, NetCDF, HDF4/5, GRIB2, ESRI and other flat binary file formats for easy integration into GIS systems, GeoServers, Open Data Cube and web servers.
The eOsphere satellite receiving stations are complete standalone automated end-to-end systems from scheduling of reception of satellite transmissions to the delivery of environmental data products to geospatial databases and websites.
The eOsphere satellite receiving stations also includes a fully featured visualisation system for display of satellite imagery and products, along with tools for re-projection, re-sampling, aggregation, re-formatting and delivery of products.
eOsphere offers a complete solution including requirements specification, delivery, installation and commissioning of all equipment, full integration with end-user’s infrastructure, training and ongoing maintenance and support. The user does not need existing or additional IT infrastructure.
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