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1Fairbanks Command and Data Acquisition Station WELCOME!Fairbanks Command and Data Acquisition Station
2Who We AreFCDAS falls under the Office of Satellite Operations
3Fairbanks Command and Data Acquisition Station NOAA presence since 19738500 acres in Gilmore ValleyGOCO facility – 5 NOAA staff and 42 contractorsFixed-price O&M contract – ASRC AerospaceIncludes Barrow remote site54,000+ satellite supports per yearPartnerships with NASA, USGS, & UAFFairbanks Command and Data Acquisition Station
4Info Sys Security Officer Station ManagerLarry Ledlow, Jr.Sr. Systems EngineerGeorge McAulayInfo Sys Security OfficerRussell WormanPurchasing AgentAni ChodronProgram Support SpecConnie AnthonySenior Technical RepDeputy Stn MgrA-CORCOMSECProperty CustodianSenior IT Security RepNetwork EngineerA-CORCOMSECProperty CustodianPurchasingAdministrationBudgetAdministrationPurchasing SupportFCDAS Government Staff.Station Manager is COTR for O&M.
6Inter-agency and international mission support from FCDAS ContingenciesCOSMIC (Taiwan/UCAR)Poker Flat Research Rocket RangeAURAGCOM-W1LANDSAT-5Inter-agency and international mission support from FCDAS
7FCDAS provides backup GOES-W operations for Wallops CDA Station. Installed GOES capability to support Japan Meteorological Agency with GOES-9 until 2005.Position not manned 24x7 now.Proficiency and contingency supports only.FCDAS provides backup GOES-W operations for Wallops CDA Station.
8Remote operations at Barrow for commanding & AVHRR receive. Svalbard station circleDatron 5m installed April 2010.Barrow station circleRemote operations at Barrow for commanding & AVHRR receive.
9FCDAS 26m Antenna Installed 1964 – Receive only Built in 1964 Prime focus 85-foot reflector on X-Y mountReceive MHz (VHF)MHz (L band)MHz (S-band)Gain dBiUpgraded from hydraulic to electric drives in 2003Additional hardware/software upgrades planned for 2011Installed 1964 – Receive only
1013-meter Datron Antennas Three systems installed 1998Prime focus parabolic dish on Az/El/Tilt mountWorkhorse for POES and other low-earth-orbit satellites60-80 passes per day supportedReceive MHzMHzMHz (X-band)Gain dBiReceiving equipment upgraded to 470 MbpsMain workhorses of FCDAS
1121-meter Vertex/RSI Antenna Pipe Radial Hoop Members with Two Bolt ConnectionsCenter HubA325 Mech Galvinized BoltsSubreflector Support StructureCassegrain feedSubreflectorPanelsBackup StructureTransmit and ReceiveMHzMHzUsed for GOES operations
12S-band transmit and receive. Datron 5-meterS-band transmit and receive.Two obtained from NASA. One used as primary COSMIC antenna. One in Barrow.
13Malibu 5-meter S-band transmit/receive X-band receive Provides backup to COMSIC and will offload low-rate X-band supports from 13-meter antennasInstalled August 2008.
14Barrow Used for POES commanding and HRPT for NWS 3-meter SeaSpace antenna for downlinkCommissioned with 4m transmit antenna in 2004 to cover POES blind orbits (2/day)5-meter Datron upgrade underway (rx/tx)Now also adds significantly to NWS observations and forecasting.Plan to use for JASON-3Used for POES commanding and HRPT for NWS
15Typical Mission Profiles and Assets Used JAN FEB MAR APRNOAA-15133123134137NOAA-16132119127NOAA-17135124146NOAA-18159118136129NOAA-19245223243229METOP-245JASON-284798782MissionL/S-BandX-bandAntennaNOAATT&C; Playback13M; BarrowDMSP13MCORIOLISPlaybackMETOPJASON2COSMIC5M-A; 5M-B; 26M (rx only)AQUA/AURALANDSAT8OPS-4779759266OPS-48107138155105OPS-49646894OPS-511321710OPS-5348361215OPS-5462590CORIOLIS192197183173COSMIC10659121000964OTHER(AQUA/AURA/L5)113238277258Typical Mission Profiles and Assets Used
16Operational Efficiencies April 2013 Performance FCDAS attained a station efficiency metric of 99.88%:670 POES303 DMSP177 Coriolis173 METOP 15 METOP 298 JASON-2 supports230 LANDSAT-81656 primary missions supported.869 COSMIC data transfers to UCAR and NSPO866 POES Barrow data transfers to NWS510 real time DMSP data transfers to NWS and AFWA10 AQUA and AURA missions for NASA and GINA125 SNPP Supports for NOAA and NASA13 GCOM-W1 for NOAA and NASA2407 “collaborative missions” supported.By user - weeklyStation performance meets or exceeds 99.5% reliability despite >150% growth since 2004.
17Redoubt volcanic ash plume from DMSP LANDSAT 8FCDAS helps numerous agencies with rapid acquisition of satellite data.
19MODIS from Aqua Satellite Interior Alaska smoke 2004
20“Camp Gilmore”Over 850 state and federal firefighters operated from Gilmore Creek during 2004.
21Geographic Information Network of Alaska A distributed data system for geospatial information.Enterprise-level geographic information system (GIS) with online archiving, internet mapping, and metadata services.Training and assistance in satellite image processing and GIS and visualization.Custom processing, server-side analysis, and visualization tools.AK National Weather ServicePolar WindsAlaska Volcano ObservatoryAlaska MappingWildfire FightingEmergency Managementand many more…The University of Alaska’s GINA project is a key partner for regional collaborations.
22On the Horizon GPS radio occultation: KOMPSAT-5; COSMIC-2 JPSS-1 direct broadcast – 4m antenna installation summer 2013JASON-3: Radar altimeter, radiometers ( ). Dual operations with JASON-2 will include Barrow.DSCOVR – Space weather from L1, 1.5 million km orbit – 2014NWS-AK support for GOES-R and JPSS product development