MEOS™ Polar v5 - Fully redesigned

MEOS™ Polar is KDA Spacetec’s turnkey satellite receiving system, a ground station in a box, built to support direct downlinks from meteorological Earth observation satellites. In 2020 we launched our new version of MEOS™ Polar.

The v5 benefits from all the same improvements as MEOS™ Capture v5,  as it is built on top of a complete MEOS™ Capture v5 system.

The MEOS™ Polar software provides all the necessary tools for ingesting data from the Front End System, and for automatic and manual operation of the ground station. MEOS™ Polar automatically performs the scheduling of passes, the receiving, processing and distribution of data.

The MEOS™ Polar  includes all needed software packages to process up to Level 1 for supported missions using both KDA Spacetec software and integrated 3rd party processing packages.

The MEOS™ Polar  Ground Station supports the following satellites, sensors and transmission formats:

Satellites

Sensors

Transmissions
NOAA AVHRR, TOVS, ATOVS HRPT
TERRA and AQUA MODIS, AIRS, AMSU-A, HSB  Direct Broadcast
METOP   AVHRR, ATOVS AHRPT
FY-3  VIRR, MERSI CHRPT, MPT FY-3 VIRR, MERSI  CHRPT, MPT
S-NPP ViiRS HRD
NOAA20 ViiRS HRD
METOP-SG MekImage DDB
SARAL  A-DCS -
OCEANSAT-3 A-DCS -

Supports other missions upon request

MEOS™ Polar new features:

  • SCS and old system monitor are replaced by MEOS™ MC Middleware and JavaFX GUI MEOS™ Dashboard
  • MEOS™ Polar delivered as an add on to MEOS™ Capture with a configurable data rate of 100 Mbps
    - New MEOS™ HRDFEP card
    - LDPC (Low Denisity Parity Check) for future missions (JPSS2, etc)
    - 720 MHz and 1200 MHz IF input
    - HW support up to 500 Msym/s
  • 2 U Server, HP DL 380 Gen10
    - One channel default, two channels optional

GUI/MEOS™ Dashboard

  • Implemented in JavaFX
  • Improved responsiveness
  • New look and feel
  • New configuration web app for all configs of the system
  • Distribution:
    - SLE, FTP, SFTP, FTPS, UDT, TCP
    - Filtering and segmentation (FTP/SFTP)
    - Configuration in MEOS™ config App
  • Improved web reports
    - Video for replay of Spectrum and Scatter plots
  • Improved data storage (former MEOS™ Rolling Archive)

Download MEOS™ Polar Groundstation datasheet for more details.