The GOES HDR (high-data rate) Transmitter, Model GHT, provides ready access to the GOES Data Collection System (DCS) for GEONICA’s data loggers and sensors deployed in environmental data acquisition applications. NOAA/NESDIS’ new GOES DCS enables transmission of larger amounts of data and more frequent transmissions.
The GOES HDR Transmitter is easy to program using windowbased GHTSet on a PC or a PDA (pocket PC), or via menu-driven commands with any computer’s terminal program. The GHT operates as an ASCII modem for use with GEONICA data loggers METEODATA/HYDRODATA--2000/3000C, exporting data packets through a serial port, and in any format designated by the data logger and permitted by NESDIS.
The GOES HDR transmitter is mounted inside the enclosure of
the METEODATA/HYDRODATA--2000/3000C data logger as
a totally compact remote unit.
In the next page is included an illustration of the METEODATA-
2000CP data logger showing all the internal elements, as well
as the GOES HDR transmitter allocated in the upper part of the
- Stream gauging and reservoir monitoring
- Hydrological and meteorological stations
- Tidal and port systems
- Surface and ground water monitoring
- Agricultural environmental monitoring systems
- Homeland Security information monitoring
- Easy to operate as an ASCII modem
- Serial output in two optional communication protocols:
~ Continuous listening for data from logger, or
~ Triggering signal to logger for data transfer
- Easy to program using any computer’s terminal program
- Operates with GEONICA data loggers METEODATA/HYDRODATA -
- GHTSet software program offers verification of GPS and
GOES satellite communications
GOES HDR Transmitter
The GOES HDR Transmitter configuration is stored in non-volatile memory
and controls all the operating parameters for data communication, the serial
port and the GOES DCS. Internal calibration and self-check variables are available
to the controller.
- 10.5 to 14.35 VDC, 4.0 mA quiescent, 150 mA during GPS acquisition and 4A during transmission (6.3 watts output for 100 and 300 bps)
- RS 232 AT-style 9 pin “D” connector
- GPS Discipline within 0.01 seconds GMT
- -40° to 50° C; 0 to 95% relative humidity, non-condensing
- ASCII and Pseudo Binary
- Certified with Antenna: V4TH (+10 dB gain)