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1 NOAAs NWS Telecommunication Gateway RTH Washington Fred Branski, Team Leader for Data Management Office of the Chief Information Officer NOAAs National Weather Service ICT-MTN / ET-OI Meeting May 16-19, 2006 Fred Branski, Team Leader for Data Management Office of the Chief Information Officer NOAAs National Weather Service ICT-MTN / ET-OI Meeting May 16-19, 2006

2 Taking the pulse of the planet NWSTG Functional Overview The NWSTG is the central communication facility of the NWS; the primary acquisition and distribution center for NWS data and products; the primary acquisition and distribution center for international data and products to meet WMO, ICAO and bi-laterally agreed US requirements; A major data exchange hub for NOAA and other agency data and products. The NWSTG is the central communication facility of the NWS; the primary acquisition and distribution center for NWS data and products; the primary acquisition and distribution center for international data and products to meet WMO, ICAO and bi-laterally agreed US requirements; A major data exchange hub for NOAA and other agency data and products.

3 Taking the pulse of the planet NWSTG Functional Overview The NWSTG includes WMO Regional Telecommunication Hub (RTH) Washington ICAO OPMET Databank (KWBCYMYX) the ASOS Operations and Monitoring Center (AOMC) Operational oversight of U.S. federal automated surface observing systems the AWIPS Network Control Facility (NCF) AWIPS is the main NWS system which supports the NWS forecast and warning mission requirement The NCF is the central communications hub and technical support center for AWIPS The NWSTG includes WMO Regional Telecommunication Hub (RTH) Washington ICAO OPMET Databank (KWBCYMYX) the ASOS Operations and Monitoring Center (AOMC) Operational oversight of U.S. federal automated surface observing systems the AWIPS Network Control Facility (NCF) AWIPS is the main NWS system which supports the NWS forecast and warning mission requirement The NCF is the central communications hub and technical support center for AWIPS

4 Taking the pulse of the planet Data Input to the NWSTG Data Input Methods IP / Sockets X.25 Asynchronous FTP – – Web - Data Input Methods IP / Sockets X.25 Asynchronous FTP – – Web -

5 Taking the pulse of the planet Dissemination Systems GTS ISCS EMWIN Internet GMDSS NWS Telecom. Gateway * GTS ISCS EMWIN Internet GMDSS NWS Telecom. Gateway * NWWS NWR LDAD Family Of Services (FOS) Interagency Connections SBN/NOAAPORT AWIPS* * Although not dissemination systems these are systems that are critical to the process International National

6 Taking the pulse of the planet NWS Telecommunications Gateway (NWSTG) NWSTG EMWIN GOES GTS NCEP Family of Services NCF NOAAPORT NESDIS Watches, Warnings, Advisories, & Statements Public Product Service Domestic Data Service3 International Data Service High Resolution Data Service Server Access Service Radar Products Service ISCS Other Agencies

7 Taking the pulse of the planet Dissemination and Distribution NWSTG FOS SBN/NOAAPORT GOES NCEP Product Suite NWWS (10 sec) WAN NESDIS Internet-Based Dissemination EMWIN (> 1 min) Telecommunications Operations Center Satellite Legend: EMWIN NOAAPORT NWWS Commercial Satellite GOES NWR WSR-88D Field Offices NCEP Data Servers NCF Media & Other Customers Public Specialized Customers Other Agencies LDAD Designated Local Customers Commercial Weather Services Research Institutions FAA, etc. ISCS GTSEMWIN Private line Dissemination Observations Imagery WMO ICAO

8 Taking the pulse of the planet

9 Geographically separated backup system in northern Virginia Replacement / Backup TG Description Worldwide users WMO/ICAO Family of services Govt. agencies Internet users Foreign countries Emergency mgrs NWS users Natl Centers for Environ. Prediction NWS Regional Offices Domestic/intl observation & forecast offices AWIPS NWS Telecom Gateway Located in Silver Spring New message switching syst. allows future upgrades x 2 upgradeability Much improved response time Redundancy ensures uninterrupted service Full configuration management 120GB/ GB 85GB/ GB 90GB/ GB 950GB/ GB Daily Throughput/# of circuits Legacy over Replacement

10 Taking the pulse of the planet Replacement NWSTG Full functional replacement of existing capabilities Expanded capacity and capability Transition to new technology –Message queuing (MQ) for internal transport –Network centric systems interconnectivity –Relational database central processing engine –NAS/SAN storage solutions Highly scaleable architecture Hardware refresh Full functional replacement of existing capabilities Expanded capacity and capability Transition to new technology –Message queuing (MQ) for internal transport –Network centric systems interconnectivity –Relational database central processing engine –NAS/SAN storage solutions Highly scaleable architecture Hardware refresh

11 Taking the pulse of the planet Backup NWSTG

12 Taking the pulse of the planet Government Networking Requirements IP-based networking solution Any-to-any connectivity High degree of bandwidth scalability Optimum redundancy and survivability IP convergence (i.e., voice, video and data over IP) High-end performance Network security remains paramount, particularly in light of todays socio-political threats Segmentation from the public Internet Minimizes risk of security or privacy breaches

13 Taking the pulse of the planet MPLS Network NOAANet GTS Other Intnl Non IP Internet PIP Gateway IP connections Range of speeds: Fractional T1, T1 Multi-Megabit T1 Fractional DS3, Full DS3 10Mb Ethernet 100Mb Fast Ethernet OC3 and OC12 Likely to be OC-12 by IOC

14 Taking the pulse of the planet Sprint Peerless IP Network Map Internet Transport Node OC48 Chicago Anaheim San Jose Pennsauken, NJ Kansas City Stockton Cheyenne Fort Worth New York Tacoma Atlanta Relay, MD DC

15 Taking the pulse of the planet Status for RTG/BTG NOAANet Transition PIP router in place - currently supports NWS regions & other NWS uses June 20 separate OC-3 for RTG development Internal network design complete, implementation underway Replacement SAN implementation underway Upgrade to dedicated farms (PTGFTP & TGFTP) RTG interoperability testing in progress PIP router in place - currently supports NWS regions & other NWS uses June 20 separate OC-3 for RTG development Internal network design complete, implementation underway Replacement SAN implementation underway Upgrade to dedicated farms (PTGFTP & TGFTP) RTG interoperability testing in progress

16 Taking the pulse of the planet Status for RTG/BTG NOAANet Transition RTG IOC expected ~ June 1, 2006 RTG FOC – 3Q 2006 NOAANet OC-3 connection to BTG – June 2006 BTG IOC / OC-12 – 4Q 2006 Begin date – 4 Q 2005 BTG IOC (4Q 2006) RTG IOC expected ~ June 1, 2006 RTG FOC – 3Q 2006 NOAANet OC-3 connection to BTG – June 2006 BTG IOC / OC-12 – 4Q 2006 Begin date – 4 Q 2005 BTG IOC (4Q 2006)

17 Taking the pulse of the planet Issues Data Explosion –Increased resolution of observations and models –Increased frequency of observations and models –Increased number of sensors –Improved sensing technology –New spatial and temporal requirements –Graphics, imagery, and video –Thousands of small products Bandwidth –Technology selection –Estimation of capacity growth –Transmission of information versus raw data Data Explosion –Increased resolution of observations and models –Increased frequency of observations and models –Increased number of sensors –Improved sensing technology –New spatial and temporal requirements –Graphics, imagery, and video –Thousands of small products Bandwidth –Technology selection –Estimation of capacity growth –Transmission of information versus raw data

18 Taking the pulse of the planet Challenges and Opportunities Demand for Data and Prediction Services Has Dramatically Increased –Climate Services: Drought / El Niño/La Niña –Seismic data for Tsunami Warning Systems –Non traditional data sets –Mesonet Data –Extra-disciplinary (other sciences) data sets International Data Policy: Open and Unrestricted Use of Weather, Climate and Ocean Data Inter/Intra Regional Cooperation Global Earth Observing System of Systems (GEOSS) WMO Information System (WIS) WMO Code Migration Technology Infusion: Keeping Up With Advances in Science and Technology Demand for Data and Prediction Services Has Dramatically Increased –Climate Services: Drought / El Niño/La Niña –Seismic data for Tsunami Warning Systems –Non traditional data sets –Mesonet Data –Extra-disciplinary (other sciences) data sets International Data Policy: Open and Unrestricted Use of Weather, Climate and Ocean Data Inter/Intra Regional Cooperation Global Earth Observing System of Systems (GEOSS) WMO Information System (WIS) WMO Code Migration Technology Infusion: Keeping Up With Advances in Science and Technology

19 Taking the pulse of the planet New Technologies Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Digital Video Broadcast Optical Networks Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) Wireless Public-Key Infrastructure (PKI) New Data Formats –Table driven – Binary & XML Data discovery based exchange Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Digital Video Broadcast Optical Networks Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) Wireless Public-Key Infrastructure (PKI) New Data Formats –Table driven – Binary & XML Data discovery based exchange

20 Taking the pulse of the planet Your Data and Product Advocates Data Management Staff Fred Branski - Team Leader, Data Management (301) ext 146 Julie Hayes - Family of Services Manager (301) ext 120 Walter Smith - Senior Data Manager (301) ext 139 Richard Robinson - Data Manager (301) ext 179 Cynthia Cromwell – Data Manager (301) ext 143 KWBC Communication Control Center (CCC) - Tech Control Point of contact 24 hours every day Phone: (301) Fax : (301)


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