X-Band Satellite Receiver Installation

On Tuesday, September 16, 2014, a new X/L-band satellite receiving system was installed on the roof of AOML, augmenting the existing L-band antenna. This¬†new system will expand AOML capabilities to receive telemetry and create products from the next generation of NOAA’s polar-orbiting environmental satellites, including Suomi NPP and the Joint Polar Satellite¬†System (JPSS) constellation. Infrared and microwave sounder data from the system will be delivered to NOAA NCEP for assimilation in NWP models.

Photo credit: NOAA

  • The radome hangs above AOML. Image credit: NOAA
  • Attaching the radome. Image credit: NOAA
  • The X Band Satellite Receiver sits on AOML
  • The radome hangs above AOML. Image credit: NOAA
  • The reflector is lowered onto the positioner. Image credit: NOAA
  • The Positioner portion of the X-Band Satellite Receiver is adjusted on AOML

Image Captions

From Left:

  1. The radome hangs above AOML. Image credit: NOAA
  2. Attaching the radome. Image credit: NOAA
  3. The X Band Satellite Receiver sits on AOML’s rooftop. Image credit: NOAA
  4. The radome hangs above AOML. Image credit: NOAA
  5. The reflector is lowered onto the positioner. Image credit: NOAA
  6. The Positioner portion of the X-Band Satellite Receiver is adjusted on AOML’s roof. Image credit: NOAA