Worldwide Meteorological and Oceanographic Data Distribution Using the Global Broadcast Service
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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The Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center FNMOC produces large meteorological and oceanographic METOC data files in support of regional METOC centers worldwide. These data files can be from 50 megabytes to 1 gigabyte in size and can take up to one hour and twenty-eight minutes to send across a T-1 1.544 Megabits per second Mbps line due to physical limitations and network delays. However, not all of FNMOCs customers have access to a T-1 line. For example, the Naval European METOC Center NEMOC in Rota, Spain is hampered by an inadequate telecommunications infrastructure compared to Continental United States CONUS standards. This thesis addresses the operational feasibility of using the Global Broadcast Service GBS, a global system of satellites providing a high speed broadcast service of video and data, for transferring large METOC data products from FNMOC to METOC regional centers around the world.
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