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SDI GRB Appliance - GOES-16 Ingestor

The SDI GRB Appliance is a networked device, pre-configured with software to ingest and distribute GOES-R Series satellite data from the GRB (GOES Rebroadcast) data stream. This SDI (SSEC Data Ingestor) is the third generation of satellite ingestors produced by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Space Science and Engineering Center.

The SDI GRB Appliance has four primary functions - Ingest, Notify, Distribute and Monitor.

  • Ingest: Data ingest in the SDI is accomplished using the CSPP Geo GRB software to create mission-standard netCDF-4 files.
  • Notify: Open source RabbitMQ software is used by the SDI to notify data consumers when data becomes available at one of its standard network interfaces.
  • Distribute: The SDI supports SFTP and NFS as standard output interfaces. Optionally the SDI supports the McIDAS ADDE data interface.
  • Monitor: The SDI can be monitored using Check_MK for standard and custom properties.

Current GOES-16 Water Vapor and IR bands
from the SDI GRB Appliance displayed with McIDAS-X

AMS 2018 - SDI (left) with live GRB data stream input
and output of GOES-16 images to McIDAS-X (center) via ADDE and AWIPS II (right) via LDM

The SDI GRB Appliance is not a general purpose server. Users are discouraged from adding additional software, as this can interfere with system performance and result in data loss.

The SDI GRB Appliance requires input from a data stream provider like Satellite Data Services at SSEC or from user-supplied hardware, primarily an antenna and demodulator.


For technical information, contact Scott Mindock by phone at (608) 263-0552 or by email.
To make an order or request a quote, contact Becky Schaffer by phone at (608) 263-6141 or by email.


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The SDI appliance is a complete solution for processing the GOES-R GRB data stream into mission-compliant netCDF files available via your network. The SDI appliance combines CSPP Geo software with RabbitMQ, SFTP and ADDE technologies to provide a hands-off network appliance solution for acquiring and serving GOES-R data.

CSPP Geo GRB software converts GOES-R GRB data stream into mission compliant netCDF files

  • 16-channel Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) Level 1b
  • Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) Level 2+
  • Space Environment In-Situ Suite (SEISS) Level 1b
  • Magnetometer (MAG) Level 1b
  • Solar Ultraviolet Imager (SUVI) Level 1b
  • Extreme Ultraviolet and X-ray Irradiance Suite (EXIS) Level 1b

AMQP Event Notifications via RabbitMQ service

  • Data availability notifications, no need to poll
  • Example client-side script for UNIX systems included

SFTP / NFS file access

  • GRB netCDF products available via SFTP or NFS
  • Application software logs available via SFTP

McIDAS ADDE access (optional)

  • 16-channel ABI Level 1b netCDF files available via ADDE
  • GLM Level 2+ product available via ADDE

Additional Benefits

  • System configured and operationally tested at SSEC/CIMSS
  • Support for both local area and air-gapped networks
  • System installation / restore accomplished with USB stick

Processing Hardware

  • Software installed on standard Dell hardware
  • Hardware sized to match processing requirements of software
  • Storage sized to accommodate seven days of data

Pricing - Appliance + Technical Support + Antenna System

  • Appliance options:
    • BASIC: $25,000 (includes appliance, ingest software, and 1-year technical support)
    • ADDE: $30,000 (includes BASIC items + ADDE software)
  • Technical support options (fees begin one year after delivery):
    • BASIC: $1,500/year (includes system updates and ingest software updates)
    • ADDE: $5,100/year (includes BASIC items + ADDE software updates)
  • User must supply input from a data stream provider like Satellite Data Services at SSEC or from an antenna system providing demodulated GRB packets via direct gigabit Ethernet connection to the SDI GRB Appliance.

For technical information, contact Scott Mindock by phone at (608) 263-0552 or by email.
To make an order or request a quote, contact Becky Schaffer by phone at (608) 263-6141 or by email.


Historical Notes:
SSEC has been designing and building satellite ingestors since the mid-1970s. The first generation was the SSEC Desktop Ingestor (SDI), which were manufactured between 1997 and 2005. The SSEC Data Ingestor (SDI-104) replaced the 1st-generation SDIs beginning in 2006. The next generation - the SDI GRB Appliance - is now available.

 

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