NOAA Office of Satellite and Product Operations

NOAA 15 AVHRR Subsystem Summary

Component Description Status
BASEPLATE AVHRR baseplate Green
CHANNEL 1 Spectral channel #1, 0.58-0.68 micro meters. Green
CHANNEL 2 Spectral channel #2, 0.725-1.0 micro meters. Green
CHANNEL 3A Spectral channel #3A, 1.58-1.64 micro meters. Green
CHANNEL 3B Spectral channel #3B, 3.55-3.93 micro meters. Green
CHANNEL 4 Spectral channel #4, 10.3-11.3 micro meters. Green
CHANNEL 5 Spectral channel #5, 11.5-12.5 micro meters. Green
ELECTRONICS AVHRR Electronics Green
OPTICS AVHRR Optical mirrors and telescopes Green
PSU Power Supply Unit Green
RADIANT COOLER AVHRR Radiant Cooler Green
SCAN MOTOR AVHRR Scan Motor Yellow

Subsystem History:

Date Time Component Description
11/23/2015 15:14:27 CHANNEL 3B Selects AVHRR Channel 3B for output
11/23/2015 15:08:42 CHANNEL 3A Selects AVHRR Channel 3A for output
11/23/2015 15:08:36 CHANNEL 3A Enable AVHRR Channel 3A
07/28/2015 12:00:00 SCAN MOTOR NOAA-15 AVHRR motor current values transition from an average value of about 171mA to roughly 163mA over 24 hours starting 28 Jul 2015 (15/209) at 1200 UTC
05/30/2002 22:00:00 SCAN MOTOR AVHRR scan motor current surge
03/30/2002 19:00:00 SCAN MOTOR AVHRR Motor current surge and retreat color changed to Yellow for inconsistency
03/16/2002 19:00:00 SCAN MOTOR AVHRR Scan motor current surged to 226 mAmps (vs 160 nominal)
01/31/2002 00:00:00 SCAN MOTOR Upgraded from Yellow because no problems observed since Oct 01
10/28/2001 00:00:00 SCAN MOTOR AVHRR temps starting new uptrend
10/28/2001 00:00:00 SCAN MOTOR AVHRR scan motor current surges
08/23/2001 00:00:00 SCAN MOTOR AVHRR motor current runup
06/07/2001 00:00:00 SCAN MOTOR AVHRR motor current settled down
06/06/2001 00:00:00 SCAN MOTOR AVHRR motor current run-up (settled down on 6/7)
05/13/2001 00:00:00 SCAN MOTOR AVHRR motor current settled down
05/08/2001 00:00:00 SCAN MOTOR AVHRR Motor current runup
04/23/2001 00:00:00 SCAN MOTOR AVHRR data quality degrading
04/30/2000 00:00:00 SCAN MOTOR AVHR scan motor current surges
05/13/1998 16:24:00 SCAN MOTOR On Orbit
05/13/1998 16:24:00 CHANNEL 4 On Orbit
05/13/1998 16:24:00 CHANNEL 3B On Orbit
05/13/1998 16:24:00 CHANNEL 3A On Orbit
05/13/1998 16:24:00 CHANNEL 2 On Orbit
05/13/1998 16:24:00 CHANNEL 1 On Orbit
05/13/1998 16:24:00 BASEPLATE On Orbit
05/13/1998 16:24:00 OPTICS On Orbit
05/13/1998 16:24:00 RADIANT COOLER On Orbit
05/13/1998 16:24:00 ELECTRONICS On Orbit
05/13/1998 16:24:00 PSU On Orbit
05/13/1998 16:24:00 CHANNEL 5 On Orbit