NOAA-14,16,17, All Instruments, Testing 1B data, Date implemented:

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Subject: NOAA-14,16,17, All Instruments, Testing 1B data, Date implemented:
18 October 2004 Issued: 15 October 2004; 1650

This message is resent to clarify that the AFEP houses the ingestors not the
preprocessors. This is for clarity only and of little or no concern to 1B
data users.

Testing 1B data generated from the new Advanced Front End Preprocessor

Date/Time(UTC) Message Issued:
15 October 2004, 1450 UTC

Satellite(s) Involved:
NOAA-14, NOAA-16, and NOAA-17

Instrument(s) Involved:
All instruments

Product(s) Involved/Affected:
No impact to operational data

Date/Time(UTC) of Initial Implementation:

Details/Specifics of Change:

1B test data will be made available on 18 October 2004 via website. This
data is to be used to evaluate the data generated from the Advanced Front
End Preprocessor (AFEP). The current preprocessor will be replaced by the
AFEP as the operational preprocessor. This is scheduled to occur on/or
shortly after 17 November 2004. We would appreciate any feedback concerning
the test data. The test data will be made available during the period
between 18 October and November 17 2004. I will send out an announcement of
the first orbit for the test data, and the website location on 18 October
2004. Please let this serve as notification of this testing and be advised
that a new preprocessor is scheduled to go into operations on/or shortly
17 November 2004. Your evaluation of this data is essential in that the AFEP
will become the operational preprocessor. We have evaluated the AFEP inhouse
for an extended period and do not anticipate any problems, nevertheless your
feedback is important to us. The data will be generated in parallel with
operational data.

Contact Person(s) Name/Email/Phone Number for Questions:

Cecil A. Paris
301-452-5247 ext 129
Physical Scientist

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