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Another Eastern Storm to Bring Severe Thunderstorms and Renewed Flooding

A large area of low pressure is forecast to shift from the central U.S. Thursday across the Northeast this weekend. Isolated to scattered severe thunderstorms will be possible Thursday from Florida to the Carolinas with damaging winds and a few tornadoes the main threats. Heavy rain from the Mid-Atlantic through New England may lead to urban and renewed river flooding Friday and Saturday. Read More >

HRIT/EMWIN Reception


Sources for HRIT/EMWIN systems and components:


US Government auction of L-band frequency spectrum (1695 to 1710 MHz) adjacent to GOES-R HRIT/EMWIN transponder frequency is likely to adversely impact the reliability of HRIT/EMWIN signal reception in the US due to cell phone interference.

 

HRIT/EMWIN Downlink Characteristics (NESDIS-2)


Coding – BPSK

  • Convolutional rate ½ code with constraint length 7 concatenated with Reed Solomon (255,223) with Interleave = 4
  • Square Root Raised Cosine filtering using an Alpha factor of 0.3
  • The resulting “Necessary Bandwidth” for this signal will be 1.205 MHz

Modem Required: predicted C/No is in the range of 63-67 dB
Maximum Demodulator Required is -

  • Eb/No is 4.6 dB for a BER of 1x10-8 after decoding

Minimum Antenna System

  • At 5 degree elevation, the minimum antenna is 1.2 meter.
  • At 10 degrees or more elevation the minimum size is 1.0 meter
  • Using a LNA or LNB with a system noise temperature of about 200 K will provide a G/T of 1.0 dB/K or -0.3 dB/K respectively