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Heavy Rainfall, Gusty Winds, and Flooding Over Parts of the East

Low pressure interacting with Zeta will bring widespread heavy rainfall, areas of flooding, and gusty winds from the Ohio Valley to the East Coast. As a coastal storm develops off the Northeast coast on Friday, another round of heavy rainfall is possible for the northern Mid-Atlantic, with wintry precipitation over interior New England. 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