Key technical specifications of DCPs for MTSAT-DCSDCPs are expected to transmit their data with a fixed time-interval. MTSAT-DCS employs a time-sharing system to accommodate many DCPs per channel.
- Radio frequency channels
Radio frequency channels for DCPs are allocated by JMA within the frequency band 402.1 - 402.4 MHz.
Time-sequential mode (time slots are typically two minutes each)
- Data transmission rate
100 bps (or 300 bps)
1.8 kHz for 100 bps (4 kHz for 300 bps)
- Typical equipment required in addition to observing instruments
A transmitter with 5, 10 or 20Watts of output and a directional antenna
Arrangements for operating a new DCPThose wishing to use MTSAT-DCS to collect meteorological or tide/tsunami data from their stations should read the Guide to the Use of the Data Collection System of Multi-functional Transport Satellites (MTSAT-DCS) along with its annexes, and follow the instructions for applying to JMA to use the system. Please note that not all applications can be accepted due to the radio frequency channel availability limitations of MTSAT-DCS.
Download the relevant documents hereGuide to the Use of the Data Collection System of the Multi-functional Transport Satellite (MTSAT-DCS)
(04 December, 2008) - PDF 22kB -
|Annex1||Arrangements for Operating a New Regional Data Collection Platform
(31 March, 2006) - PDF 23kB -
|Annex2||Application Form for a New Regional Data Collection Platform for MTSAT-DCS (04 December, 2008)- MS Excel file 85kB -|
|Annex3||Technical Requirements of Regional Data Collection Platforms for using the Data Collection System of the Multi-functional Transport Satellite (MTSAT-DCS) (04 December, 2008) - PDF 57kB -|