Sensors/Data Acquisition

Dynamic Weather Routes (DWR)

Recent test results indicate an estimated actual savings of 3,729 minutes for 575 AA flights. Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California Convective weather systems, i.e., thunderstorms, are the leading cause of flight delay in U.S. airspace. Airline dispatchers must file their flight plans 1 to 2 hours before takeoff, and are often required to incorporate large buffers to forecast weather. Weather changes as flights progress, and airline dispatchers, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) traffic managers, and air traffic controllers are especially busy during weather events. Workable opportunities for more efficient routes around bad weather are often missed, and automation does not exist to help operators determine when weather avoidance routes have become stale and could be updated to reduce delay.

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ATMS Antenna Beam Analysis Software

Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland The Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) Antenna Beam Analysis Software uses a suite of test data to calculate the ATMS instrument beam pointing, and secondarily, the polarization state, in the coordinates of the onboard optical cube. The software uses measurement inputs of RF radiation pattern performance made at multiple rotational viewpoints and across a range of frequencies, rotation matrices to characterize physical rotation between the instrument measurement states and the optical cube, and correction rotation matrices used to eliminate gravity effects through an independent characterization.

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LabNotes Mobile App for Instrument Control and Data Collection

This application greatly reduces the cost and size of data acquisition components. Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland Most instruments under development rely on a traditional computer or laptop, LabVIEW software, and data acquisition (DAQ) components (which interface between the instrument and the computer) to operate an instrument and collect data. While this solution is extremely versatile, it is an overly complicated, bulky, and expensive solution to relatively simple problems such as sending commands to a laser controller or recording voltages.

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GRAVITE Incinerator

Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland Government Resource for Algorithm Verification, Independent Test, and Evaluation (GRAVITE) system is a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) system, developed and deployed by Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) Ground Project to support Calibration and Validation (Cal/Val), Data Quality Monitoring, and Algorithm Investigation, Tuning and Integration. GRAVITE enables novice and expert users to discover and obtain data easily by using standard protocols. The Incinerator is a component of the GRAVITE version 3.0 (GV3.0) system. It is responsible for system maintenance tasks and deletes expired files, expired subscription links, expired PGE execution directories, and generates statistics periodically.

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GRAVITE Distribution

Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland Government Resource for Algorithm Verification, Independent Test, and Evaluation (GRAVITE) system is a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) system, developed and deployed by Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) Ground Project to support Calibration and Validation (Cal/Val), Data Quality Monitoring, and Algorithm Investigation, Tuning and Integration. GRAVITE enables novice and expert users to discover and obtain data easily by using standard protocols. GRAVITE version 3.0 (GV3.0) distribution system is a major upgrade to the GRAVITE version 2.0 (GV2.0) distribution tools. GV2.0 enabled users to easily define dynamic searches, which unfortunately resulted in slowing down the operational database, as no back-end validation was performed.

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GRAVITE Planner

Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland Government Resource for Algorithm Verification, Independent Test, and Evaluation (GRAVITE) system is a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) system, developed and deployed by Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) Ground Project to support Calibration and Validation (Cal/Val), Data Quality Monitoring, and Algorithm Investigation, Tuning and Integration. GRAVITE enables novice and expert users to discover and obtain data easily by using standard protocols.

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GRAVITE Upload Tool

Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland Government Resource for Algorithm Verification, Independent Test, and Evaluation (GRAVITE) system is a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) system, developed and deployed by Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) Ground Project to support Calibration and Validation (Cal/Val), Data Quality Monitoring, and Algorithm Investigation, Tuning and Integration. GRAVITE enables novice and expert users to discover and obtain data easily by using standard protocols. The Upload Tool is a component of the GRAVITE version 3.0 (GV3.0) system. It allows an authorized user to upload data to the system. The data can be ingested, managed, and made available for other scientists to share.

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