Early Benchmarks of Product Generation Capabilities of the GOES-R Ground System for Operational Weather Prediction

Thursday, 18 December 2014
Satyanarayana N Kalluri1, Brian Haman2 and David Vititoe2, (1)NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (2)Harris Corporation Melbourne, Melbourne, FL, United States
The ground system under development for Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R (GOES-R) series of weather satellite has completed a key milestone in implementing the science algorithms that process raw sensor data to higher level products in preparation for launch. Real time observations from GOES-R are expected to make significant contributions to Earth and space weather prediction, and there are stringent requirements to product weather products at very low latency to meet NOAA’s operational needs. Simulated test data from all the six GOES-R sensors are being processed by the system to test and verify performance of the fielded system. Early results show that the system development is on track to meet functional and performance requirements to process science data. Comparison of science products generated by the ground system from simulated data with those generated by the algorithm developers show close agreement among data sets which demonstrates that the algorithms are implemented correctly. Successful delivery of products to AWIPS and the Product Distribution and Access (PDA) system from the core system demonstrate that the external interfaces are working.