HRIT (High Rate Information Transmission)
|Disseminated data||HRIT imagery
|Time resolution||Every 30 minutes for the Northern-hemisphere imagery, and every hour for full-disk|
|Spatial resolution||1 km (visible) and 4 km (infrared) at sub-satellite point|
|Necessary equipment||A typical HRIT receiving station comprises a down converter, a receiver, a PC, software and a satellite offset antenna.
All components of the receiving station are commercially available.
An HRIT station costs from US$100,000 excluding installation and transportation costs.
|Parameters of communication link|
|Center frequency||1687.1 MHz|
|Band width||5.2 MHz|
|Data rate||3.5 Mbps|
|Limits on user||None|
|Registration||Needed: registration guideline|
|NMHSs wishing to receive HRIT imagery directly from MTSAT need to purchase dedicated receiving equipment (receiver and antenna). Please be sure to register your station to JMA before using HRIT imagery operationally.
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|Satellite Program Division|
metsat AT met.kishou.go.jp
Satellite Program Division, Japan Meteorological Agency
E-mail: metsat AT met.kishou.go.jp