Meteorological
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For NMHSs

Imagery dissemination services

Direct dissemination service (HRIT)

This service provides MTSAT's high-resolution imagery to users with dedicated receiving equipment. With this direct broadcast (one-to-many dissemination to registered users) from MTSAT, all the imagery obtained by MTSAT is available at no cost.
image of direct dissemination service (HRIT)

Main Characteristics

Basic Information
Dissemination method
Dissemination format
Direct dissemination
HRIT (High Rate Information Transmission)
Disseminated data HRIT imagery
technical characteristics
Features
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
Timetable http://www.jma.go.jp/jma/jma-eng/satellite/introduction/timetable_e.pdf
Schedule http://www.jma.go.jp/jma/jma-eng/satellite/introduction/3_Table2_Provisional_dissemination_sched.pdf
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.
Vendors http://www.jma.go.jp/jma/jma-eng/satellite/nmhs/vendor.html
Footprint http://www.jma.go.jp/jma/jma-eng/satellite/nmhs/dissm_dir_HRIT_fp.pdf
Parameters of communication link
Center frequency 1687.1 MHz
Band width 5.2 MHz
Data rate 3.5 Mbps
Conditions
Limits on user None
Registration Needed: registration guideline
Charge Free

How to start receiving HRIT imagery

registration process 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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Contact

Satellite Program Division
Phone:
Fax:
Email:
+81-(0)3-3212-8341
+81-(0)3-3217-1036
metsat AT met.kishou.go.jp
Last updated: 3 Sep. 2012