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DCP200 GOES Data Collection Platform
Satellite Transmitter
Allows communication from extremely remote locations
weather applications water applications energy applications gas flux & turbulence applications infrastructure applications soil applications

Overview

The DCP200 is a Data Collection Platform (DCP) designed specifically for stream stage, water quality, and rainfall applications. This system measures the sensors, processes the measurements, then transmits the data to a receiving station via the GOES system.

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Benefits and Features

  • Transmission rates of 300 and 1200 bps
  • Up to 28 days of operation between GPS fixes
  • Transmitter certified as High Data Rate version 2 compliant
  • Makes SDI-12, single-ended analog, pulse, switch closure, and bridge measurements
  • Automatic GPS correction of clock and oscillator
  • Diagnostics and status information that can be sampled by the datalogger and transmitted as part of the data stream
  • Independent self-timed and random data buffers

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Detailed Description

The DCP200 consists of our CR295X datalogger, TX320 HDR GOES satellite transmitter, Yagi antenna, GPS antenna, ENC16/18 enclosure, antenna cables, power supply, and software. The TX320 transmitter supports data transmission rates of 300 and 1200 bps. Because clock accuracy is critically important for GOES satellite telemetry, the TX320 includes a robust, TCXO-based real-time clock and a GPS receiver.

Retrieving Data from the Ground Receiving Station

Choose one of the following methods:

  • Internet (see NESDIS for requirements)
  • Domsat
  • LRGS
  • DRGS (Direct Readout Ground Station)

Specifications

-NOTE- The DCP200 has components that have their own specifications.

To review these specifications, refer to the appropriate products below:

Compatibility

GOES System Authorization Procedure

Non-U. S. government agencies and research organizations must have a sponsor from a U.S. government agency. Prospective GOES users must receive formal permission from NESDIS, by doing the following:

  1. Fill out the System Use Agreement (SUA) application form, which is available at http://noaasis.noaa.gov/DCS/htmfiles/appnewsua.html

    The form can be submitted online or sent to:

    GOES DCS SUA Processing Unit NOAA, Satellite Services Division
    4231 Suitland Road, Rm 1646
    Suitland Federal Center Suitland, MD 20746
    Tel: 301-817-4563
    Fax: 301-817-4569
    Email: Letecia.Reeves@noaa.gov
  2. Following approval, NESDIS sends a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA). The MOA must be signed and returned to NESDIS.
  3. After the MOA is approved, NESDIS will issue a channel assignment and an ID address code.
  4. NESDIS must be contacted to coordinate a start-up date.

Frequently Asked Questions

Number of FAQs related to DCP200: 1