Harris, NOAA Release Satellite Data Tracking Tool; Romy Olaisen Comments

Harris logo_GovConWireHarris Corp. and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have collaborated to launch a data-monitoring tool designed to help environmental data users distribute accurate weather information to the public.

The product anomaly, ticket, relationship, organization and notification (PATRON) tool tracks and reports anomalies about the weather products of the geostationary operational environmental satellite — R series ground segment, Harris said Thursday.

Developed for four months, the tool integrates data from the NOAA satellites, built-in instruments and ground system computers to allow weather forecasters, emergency responders and scientists identify system-wide anomalies and assess their impact.

“The PATRON database now provides an enterprise-wide view of anomalies and their impacts,” said Romy Olaisen, vice president, environmental systems product line, Harris Government Communications Systems.

The PATRON precedes an earlier anomaly-monitoring tool that will ship with the GOES-R ground segment in 2015.

The ground segment will process and disseminate satellite data, and provide control over geostationary satellites.

Harris, the GOES-R ground segment project data operations support team, the office of satellite products and operations/satellite products and services division and PATRON operators worked together to develop the tool.

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