SSEC has been designing and building satellite ingestors since the mid-1970s. The most recent generation, the SSEC Data Ingestor, is described on this page. The SSEC Data Ingestor is the successor to the SSEC Desktop Ingestor [migration info], which were manufactured between 1997 and 2005 for DMSP, GMS, GVAR, Meteosat-5 and -7, MTSAT HiRID, POES and NOAAPORT. Beginning in 2005, the SDI NOAAPORT system was replaced by the NOAAPORT Receive System.
The SSEC Data Ingestor (a.k.a. SDI-104 or SDI) is a reliable, low-maintenance weather satellite ingestor. The SDI was designed for the collection of research-quality data from the following satellite families.
|GOES GVAR||Imager, Sounder||now available
|POES Relay||GAC, LAC, HRPT, TOVS ||now available
||POES Direct Broadcast||HRPT, TOVS||being developed
|Meteosat-5, -7 PDUS||A-Format, B-Format, X-Format||under consideration
||SEVIRI, HRIT Format
* In the Availability column in the table above:
- now available means that it is available for immediate purchase
- being developed means that work on it has just started
- under consideration means that we have not yet decided if it will be done
Information about the NOAAPORT ingest system is available on the
NOAAPORT Receive System page.
- Unattended operation
- Software frame synchronizer
- Simple internal architecture for reliable operation
- Simple event handler
- Technical specifications
- Antenna and mount
- Low-noise amplifier
- Bit synchronizer
- Monitor (optional)
- Keyboard (optional)
Cost per Satellite Family
SDI-104 hardware and software ..................... $20,000
Technical support is available at an additional cost.
For more information
Contact Dave Santek by phone at (608) 263-7410 or by email.
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