SDI GRB Appliance – GOES-R Series 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. 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 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.
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.
Current SDI GRB Images
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 appliance is a complete solution for processing GOES-R Series satellite data from the 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 Series data.
CSPP Geo GRB software converts GOES-R Series data from the 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
- System configured and operationally tested at SSEC/CIMSS
- Support for both local area and air-gapped networks
- System installation / restore accomplished with USB stick
- Software installed on standard Dell hardware
- Hardware sized to match processing requirements of software
- Storage sized to accommodate seven days of data
- SSEC will be providing an operating system upgrade from CentOS 6 to CentOS 8 as part of the December 2020 patch materials
- Appliance options:
- BASIC: $30,000 (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: $2,100/year (includes system updates and ingest software updates)
- ADDE: $5,100/year (includes BASIC items + ADDE software updates)
[For budget planning, we forecast the future support fees to increase by 5% each year.]
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.