Summation Research wins NOAA contract for critical weather satellite ground equipment

Melbourne, Fla., 13 July 2006. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has contracted Summation Research Inc. (SRI) to provide advanced Multi-Functional Satellite Demodulators in support of the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) weather satellite system. The contract award, when fully deployed, will be worth more than $400,000.

Melbourne, Fla., 13 July 2006. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has contracted Summation Research Inc. (SRI) to provide advanced Multi-Functional Satellite Demodulators in support of the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) weather satellite system. The contract award, when fully deployed, will be worth more than $400,000.

GOES satellites provide continuous monitoring of atmospheric triggers for severe weather conditions, such as tornadoes, flash floods, hail storms, and hurricanes, as well as for day-to-day weather forecasting and climate studies. Images and data from the GOES satellites to be received by the new SRI equipment will support regular and emergency weather forecasts and climate predictions across the nation and beyond.

SRI will provide SD-4220 Demodulators to replace outdated satellite ground station equipment at NOAA GOES Command and Data Acquisition (CDA) facilities in Wallops, Va., and Fairbanks, Ark., Satellite Operations Control Center (SOCC) at Suitland, Md., and NOAA facilities at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC).

The programmable architecture of the SD-4220 Demodulators can receive Imaging, Sounding, or Solar X-Ray data collected by the GOES satellites. The demodulators will also help in the distribution of critical weather information to users of NOAA services.

The SD-4220 Demodulators to be supplied under this contract are part of a family of transmit and receive satellite and range communications and telemetry equipment built by SRI.

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