Accession Number:

ADA341980

Title:

LOCUTUS 2.0: Advanced U.S. Navy Capability to Process METOC Data from NOAA TIROS DCS-capable Platforms

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1998-03-31

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

Since January 1992, scientists from the Acoustics Division of the Naval Research Laboratory have made great advances in the ability to receive, decode, and display METOC data using NOAA TIROS DCS capable satellite receiving stations. Using in-house or commercial off-the-shelf equipment and government furnished LOCUTUS 2.0 software, it is now possible to receive, decode, display, and report METOC data from a wide variety of DCS capable transmitters, including U.S. Navy fixed and drifting oceanographic buoys, automatic weather observation stations, and high tech experimental buoys. Complete postprocessing of all sensor data and accurate rangerate position fixing of drifting buoys are performed routinely and automatically, completely independent of external data processing. Local satellite footprint data reception is accomplished using several Navy satellite receiver systems, both VHF and S-band. Worldwide transmitter coverage from the TIROS GAC-1A telemetry link is also routinely provided. Project sponsorship and resources are provided by the NRL Tactical Oceanography Warfare Support program office and the SPAWAR METOC Systems program office.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE