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Eric Webster: Harris Seeks to Address USAF Weather Imagery Requirements With Updated Sensor Tech

Eric Webster, vice president of business development at Harris‘ environmental solutions business, has said the U.S. Air Force looks to demonstrate a sensor technology for two weather satellite programs, SpaceNews reported Thursday. SpaceNews quoted Webster as saying the company aims to help the service branch address theater weather imagery and …

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Eric Webster: Harris Imager Tech to Aid NOAA’s Weather, Environmental Forecasts

Harris has produced the second imager technology to help the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration monitor weather and environmental conditions from space. The company said Tuesday it built the Advanced Baseline Imager to increase the spectral coverage and processing speed of NOAA’s next Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite. GOES-S is the second of the agency’s four geostationary weather satellites and scheduled …

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Harris Completes 4th Baseline Imaging Tool for NOAA GOES-U Weather Satellite; Eric Webster Comments

Harris Corp. will hand over the fourth Advanced Baseline Imager for integration with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite after the company completed a pre-ship assessment of ABI with NASA and NOAA. Harris said Tuesday the ABI instrument is scheduled to fly aboard the GOES-U spacecraft in …

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Exelis Meteorological Imager Moves to Final Production; Eric Webster Comments

Exelis will move forward to final production of its Advanced Meteorological Imager after the system completed a design review conducted by the Korea Aerospace Research Institute. The company said Wednesday the now-finished review moves the program closer to the planned 2018 launch of AMI onboard the GEO-KOMPSAT-2A satellite. Eric Webster, environmental intelligence vice president and director at Exelis, said the imager works …

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NOAA Taps Exelis for ‘Weather-Ready Nation’ Program; Eric Webster Comments

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has selected Exelis to become a Weather-Ready Nation ambassador to help promote readiness against severe weather conditions and climate change-related disasters. Exelis said Thursday it will leverage its Helios digital platform to validate ground weather conditions in real-time as part of its participation in …

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Exelis Delivers Infrared Sounder to NOAA; Eric Webster Comments

Exelis has delivered the cross-track infrared sounder to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for installation in the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 spacecraft. The sounder is designed to produce atmospheric temperature and moisture data for weather and climate prediction, Exelis said Friday. “This advanced hyperspectral technology is providing improvements to …

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Eric Webster: Exelis to Access TrafficLand’s Traffic Camera Network for Helios Imagery

Exelis and live traffic video aggregator TrafficLand have partnered to deliver real-time weather information to customers across the U.S. via Exelis’ Helios platform. Exelis will apply its Helios image science to TrafficLand’s ground-based cameras and sensors across the country, Exelis said Monday. “TrafficLand offers Exelis direct access to its network …

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Japan Preps Launch for Satellite with Exelis Weather Imager; Eric Webster Comments

The Japan Meteorological Agency has set a Tuesday launch for the Himawari-8 weather satellite outfitted with an Exelis ABI-class imager. Exelis said Monday that it modified the advanced baseline imager technology it developed for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to create the advanced Himawari imager. The AHI meteorological imaging instrument …

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Exelis Completes Testing on No. 2 GOES-R Imager Payload; Eric Webster Comments

Exelis has completed environment testing for the second of four advanced baseline imagers for the government’s next-generation weather satellite. The imager payload will be attached to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R scheduled for a 2016 launch, Exelis said Thursday. According to the company, the trials …

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Eric Webster: Exelis-GeoMetWatch Team to Offer Weather Agencies Commercial Geo-Sounding Tech

Exelis has partnered with GeoMetWatch to develop geostationary satellite sounding instruments that would retrieve atmospheric data for weather forecasting purposes. GeoMetWatch’s partner organizations will host Exelis-made sensors on weather monitoring satellites through GeoMetWatch’s licensing agreement with the Commerce Department, GeoMetWatch said Wednesday. The Commerce Department has granted GeoMetWatch a license …

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Exelis Delivers Image Payload for U.S. Weather Satellite; Eric Webster Comments

Exelis has delivered the first of four meteorological payloads for a future U.S. weather satellite of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, moving the program forward toward the planned satellite launch in 2016, Exelis said Tuesday Eric Webster, Exelis Geospatial Systems vice president for weather systems, said, “Delivery . . . is …

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Exelis Adds Analytics Features to Weather Surveillance Tool; Eric Webster Comments

Exelis has updated its environmental intelligence platform to incorporate a redesigned analytics and camera interface technology for real-time weather data collection. Helios features a built-in mapping system and works as a radar system for professionals to monitor changes in rainfall patterns and surface moisture, Exelis said Monday. Eric Webster, vice …

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Exelis, TrafficLand Combine Weather Intell, Imaging Tech for Clients; Lawrence Nelson, Eric Webster Comment

Exelis has partnered with live traffic video aggregator TrafficLand to produce real-time weather condition data for joint customers in the U.S. Exelis will consolidate its weather intelligence and imaging technology with TrafficLand’s network that covers more than 15,000 U.S. Transportation Department traffic cameras, TrafficLand said Monday. Lawrence Nelson, CEO of …

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