Harris Corp. (NYSE:HRS) has provided five simulators to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for a satellite system intended to help meteorological bureaus detect, identify and track severe weather conditions.
Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R series satellites are designed to acquire and transmit 40 times the amount of data currently provided by the GOES constellation, Harris said Tuesday.
The rebroadcast simulators will aim to produce and transmit atmospheric data from GOES-R satellites, which users from NOAA components such as the National Hurricane Center will use for tests and modifications.
“None of the existing receivers will work with this new generation of weather data, ” said Romy Olaisen, vice president of civil programs for Harris’ government communications systems business.
Olaison added the company will work to help vendors manufacturer receivers for the GOES-R program.
GOES-R satellites are designed to constantly capture meteorological images and monitor space activity for weather forecasts. as well as detect and track climate disturbances such as hurricanes.
Harris is the prime contractor for GOES-R and will supply and integrate scientific tools to NOAA, its components and nearly 10, 000 other users for meteorological activities.