Tag Archives: ABI

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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Vencore’s Patrick Biltgen to Receive ASF’s Neil Armstrong Award of Excellence; Mac Curtis Comments

Patrick Biltgen, technical director of analytics at Vencore, will receive the inaugural Neil Armstrong Award of Excellence from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation for his research work and efforts to expand science and technology-related exploration initiatives. ASF will present the award to Biltgen during the foundation’s Innovators Gala to be held on …

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Harris-Built Imager Onboard Japanese Weather Satellite Captures First Images

Japan’s meteorological agency has unveiled a detailed picture of clouds taken by a Harris-developed imager technology onboard the country’s newest weather satellite over Japan and the Pacific Ocean. Harris said Monday it designed the Advanced Himawari Imager to increase the accuracy, speed and accuracy of information the Mitsubishi Electric-built Himawari-9 satellite delivers to Japanese meteorologists with the aid of the …

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Harris-Built GOES-16 Satellite Camera Captures Image of Earth’s Full Western Hemisphere

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has unveiled the first image taken by a Harris-built high-resolution digital camera onboard a weather monitoring satellite. Harris said Monday its Advanced Baseline Imager took a picture of Earth’s full western hemisphere with detailed cloud and water features from the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-16. NASA and NOAA launched the Lockheed …

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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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Mac Curtis: Vencore to Help SPAWAR Implement ‘Sophisticated’ Methods for Data Analysis, Collection

Vencore has secured a $1.5 million subcontract to oversee concept definition and strategic planning for a Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command project that seeks to implement advanced data analysis techniques. The company said Monday it will collaborate with prime contractor AUSGAR Technologies in an effort to help SPAWAR adopt activity-based intelligence and object-based production methods. …

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Vencore, Partners Pursue R&D Project Via Activity-Based Intelligence Method; Mac Curtis Comments

Vencore has unveiled an internal research and development project that utilizes the company’s Activity-Based Intelligence processing and analysis technique. The information, engineering and analytics provider said Tuesday it aims to use the ABI methodology to process and analyze large-scale open-source data as well as accelerate the extraction of actionable intelligence. ABI works to support the Intelligence …

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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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Tim Dowd Joins Accurate Background’s Board of Directors

Tim Dowd, formerly a director at rapid drug-testing company eScreen, has joined Irvine, Calif.-based Accurate Background’s board of directors. Prior to his appointment, Dowd served on the eScreen board from 2008 to 2012, a period that saw the business record a twofold revenue and threefold EBITDA increase, Accurate Background said Tuesday. …

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