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NOAA 15 HIRS Subsystem Summary

Component Description Status
CHANNEL 01Spectral Channel #1, 14.95 micro metersGreen
CHANNEL 02Spectral Channel #2, 14.71 micro metersGreen
CHANNEL 03Spectral Channel #3, 14.49 micro metersGreen
CHANNEL 04Spectral Channel #4, 14.22 micro metersGreen
CHANNEL 05Spectral Channel #5, 13.97 micro metersGreen
CHANNEL 06Spectral Channel #6, 13.64 micro metersGreen
CHANNEL 07Spectral Channel #7, 13.35 micro metersGreen
CHANNEL 08Spectral Channel #8, 11.11 micro metersGreen
CHANNEL 09Spectral Channel #9, 9.71 micro metersGreen
CHANNEL 1Green
CHANNEL 10Spectral Channel #10, 12.47 micro metersGreen
CHANNEL 11Spectral Channel #11, 7.33 micro metersGreen
CHANNEL 12Spectral Channel #12, 6.52 micro metersGreen
CHANNEL 13Spectral Channel #13, 4.57 micro metersGreen
CHANNEL 14Spectral Channel #14, 4.52 micro metersYellow
CHANNEL 15Spectral Channel #15, 4.47 micro metersGreen
CHANNEL 16Spectral Channel #16, 4.45 micro metersYellow
CHANNEL 17Spectral Channel #17, 4.13 micro metersYellow
CHANNEL 18Spectral Channel #18, 4.00 micro metersGreen
CHANNEL 19Spectral Channel #19, 3.76 micro metersGreen
CHANNEL 2Green
CHANNEL 20Spectral Channel #20, 0.69 micro metersGreen
CHANNEL 3Green
CHANNEL 4Green
CHANNEL 5Green
CHANNEL 6Green
CHANNEL 7Green
CHANNEL 8Green
CHANNEL 9Green
ELECTRONICSInstrument ElectronicsGreen
FILTER WHEELInstrument Filter Wheel MotorRed
SCAN MOTORInstrument Scan MotorGreen


Subsystem History:

Date Time Component Description
01/10/201216:15:09FILTER WHEELMotor Power Toggling Macro (once per orbit) restarted.
10/03/201116:06:04FILTER WHEELDisabled Filter Wheel Power Toggle Macros
04/22/201019:51:00 Disabling the HIRS Filter Motor Housing Heater macros during the warm summer season.
04/20/201014:16:00 Load MACRO20 and MACRO21 then start MACRO20 - Filter Motor Housing Heater Power Toggling Macros
06/22/200916:42:30FILTER WHEELHIRS Filter Wheel Housing Heater On
06/22/200916:33:53FILTER WHEELToggled the Filter Wheel Motor On/Off 30 times from 16:34-16:42 in attempts to move the stalled motor. Motor left On at end of sequence.
06/19/200917:54:58FILTER WHEELHIRS Filter Wheel Housing Heater Off
06/19/200917:54:24FILTER WHEELHIRS Filter Wheel Motor Power Off
06/19/200917:47:26FILTER WHEELToggled the Filter Wheel Motor On/Off 18 times from 17:47-17:53 in attempts to move the stalled motor.
06/19/200914:27:12FILTER WHEELToggled the Filter Wheel Motor On/Off 7 times from 14:27-14:33 in attempts to move the stalled motor.
06/16/200917:19:33FILTER WHEELHIRS Filter Wheel to High Power
06/05/200919:46:40FILTER WHEELHIRS Filter Motor Power to Normal
06/05/200916:43:35FILTER WHEELHIRS Filter Heater On
05/31/200910:00:00FILTER WHEELThe HIRS Filter Motor began stalling after 20009/151 10:00z. By the end of 2009/152, all HIRS data appears to be corrupted by the repeated stalling events.
05/10/200918:59:00 During the 18:59z Fairbanks pass on 5/10/2009 (Day 130) the Filter Wheel Period Monitor limits violated were Red High, Yellow Low on the Filter Wheel Sync, and Yellow High on the Filter Wheel Motor Current. After a few days of monitoring the HIRS began to quiet down ~05/14/2009
05/16/200509:00:00FILTER WHEELN15 HIRS filter wheel current abruptly dropped to approx 245 mAmps (nominal) vs the 390 that had been typical the past several weeks. Filter wheel synch and temperature also returned to nominal as did imagery. Subsystem and component upgraded to YELLOW status as a result.
04/18/200517:00:00FILTER WHEELNo improvement in N15 HIRS after heater turnoff. Imagery still corrupted, filter wheel current still a or near record highs (390 mAmps), filter wheel synch always unlocked. Heater turnoff did not reduce record high filter wheel temp (32 degs C). Filter wheel and HIRS itself downgraded to RED status.
04/18/200514:25:00FILTER WHEELTurnoff HIRS filter heater to gauge filter motor response.
04/17/200513:02:47FILTER WHEELMajor HIRS Filter motor anomaly 17 Apr 13:00Z. Filter wheel synch lost, period monitor erratic. Filter heater turned on 14:30Z.
12/11/2004FILTER WHEELFilter wheel current slowly returned back to and sustained nominal values (255 mAmps).
12/09/200412:00:00FILTER WHEELHIRS filter motor current surged over 40 mAmps to 280+ mAmps. Filter motor temp also rose and period monitor became more erratic. Filter wheel synch NOT lost at any time, no apparent imagery degradation. Began returning to normal (260)mA on10 Dec.
04/21/200413:45:00FILTER WHEELTurn off HIRS filter housing heater since filter motor current has improved.
04/19/200412:55:00FILTER WHEELTurn on HIRS filter housing heater because of filter motor current surge.
04/19/200402:00:00FILTER WHEELMajor surge of filter wheel current and temps started at 02:00Z. Period monitor and filter wheel synch erratic. Imagery affected.
12/08/200318:25:00FILTER WHEELTurn off HIRS filter housing heater after filter wheel performance improved.
12/08/200315:00:00FILTER WHEELN15 HIRS filter wheel current improved significantly. Synch word and period monitor returned to (and sustained) nominal values.
12/06/200319:20:00FILTER WHEELTurn on HIRS filter housing heater in response to FW current surge.
12/06/200308:00:00FILTER WHEELHIRS filter motor current again surged as did filter motor temps. Period monitor and FW synch are again very erratic and imagery products are negatively impacted.
11/18/200316:15:00FILTER WHEELTurn off HIRS filter housing heater in response to HIRS improvement
11/16/200306:00:00FILTER WHEELN15 HIRS filter wheel current improved significantly. Synch word and period monitor returned to (and sustained) nominal values.
11/12/200315:15:00FILTER WHEELTurn on HIRS filter housing heater in response to filter motor current surge.
11/12/200312:00:00FILTER WHEELHIRS filter motor current experienced a significant runup as did filter motor temps. Period monitor and synch word were also very erratic.
07/29/200303:00:00CHANNEL 14HIRS Channels 13-19 showng increased space view noise with 14, 16 and 17 out of spec.
07/29/200303:00:00CHANNEL 16HIRS Channels 13-19 showng increased space view noise with 14, 16 and 17 out of spec.
07/29/200303:00:00CHANNEL 17HIRS Channels 13-19 showng increased space view noise with 14, 16 and 17 out of spec.
02/03/200305:00:00FILTER WHEELHIRS condition improved
02/02/200321:10:00FILTER WHEELTurn OFF HIRS filter housing heater
02/02/200312:35:00FILTER WHEELTurn on HIRS filter housing heater
02/01/200322:50:00FILTER WHEELHIRS had a substantial runup in filter motor current and temp. Period monitor and synch values were also anomalous and imagery was corrupted.
12/30/200212:00:00FILTER WHEELHIRS filter motor current returned to nominal
12/28/200212:10:00FILTER WHEELHIRS filter motor current surge
12/16/200212:00:00FILTER WHEELHIRS filter motor current returned to nominal
12/14/200212:00:00FILTER WHEELHIRS filter motor current surge
12/04/200212:00:00FILTER WHEELHIRS filter motor current returned to nominal
12/02/200207:00:00FILTER WHEELHIRS filter motor current surge
11/20/200212:00:00FILTER WHEELHIRS filter motor current returned to nominal
11/17/200218:00:00FILTER WHEELHIRS filter motor current surge
11/03/200212:00:00FILTER WHEELHIRS filter motor current returned to nominal
11/01/200212:00:00FILTER WHEELHIRS filter motor current surge
10/20/200212:00:00FILTER WHEELHIRS filter motor current returned to nominal
10/18/200212:00:00FILTER WHEELHIRS filter motor current surge
10/10/200212:00:00FILTER WHEELHIRS filter motor current returned to nominal
10/04/200212:00:00FILTER WHEELHIRS filter motor current surge
09/26/200212:00:00FILTER WHEELHIRS filter motor current returned to nominal
09/21/200212:00:00FILTER WHEELHIRS filter motor current surge
09/14/200212:00:00FILTER WHEELHIRS filter motor current returned to nominal
09/12/200217:00:00FILTER WHEELHIRS filter motor current surge
09/09/200212:00:00FILTER WHEELHIRS filter motor current returned to nominal
09/07/200212:01:00FILTER WHEELHIRS filter motor current surge
09/05/200212:00:00FILTER WHEELHIRS filter motor current returned to nominal
09/04/200202:56:00FILTER WHEELHIRS filter motor current surge
08/19/200212:00:00FILTER WHEELHIRS filter motor current returned to nominal
08/16/200222:39:00FILTER WHEELHIRS filter motor current surge
07/23/200212:00:00FILTER WHEELHIRS filter motor current returned to nominal
07/19/200215:00:00FILTER WHEELHIRS filter motor current surge
07/04/200212:00:00FILTER WHEELHIRS filter motor current returned to nominal
07/02/200201:00:00FILTER WHEELHIRS filter motor current surge
06/14/200212:00:00FILTER WHEELHIRS filter motor current returned to nominal
06/13/200212:01:00FILTER WHEELHIRS filter motor current surge
05/24/200212:00:00FILTER WHEELHIRS filter motor current returned to nominal
05/23/2002FILTER WHEELHIRS filter motor current surge
05/11/2002FILTER WHEELHIRS filter motor current returned to nominal
05/09/200221:00:00FILTER WHEELHIRS filter motor current surge
03/31/200223:00:00FILTER WHEELHIRS filter motor current runup and retreat, color changed to Yellow for inconsistency
03/24/2002FILTER WHEELHIRS filter motor current returned to nominal
03/23/200219:00:00FILTER WHEELHIRS filter motor current surge
02/26/200206:00:00FILTER WHEELHIRS Filter Motor Current runup, lasted through 27 Feb 01:00 then slowly returned to nominal on 1 Mar
02/13/200216:50:00FILTER WHEELHIRS Filter wheel heater turned OFF
02/12/200218:55:00FILTER WHEELHIRS Filter wheel heater turned ON
02/12/200213:45:00FILTER WHEELHIRS Filter motor current surged
01/31/2002FILTER WHEELUpgraded from Yellow because no problems observed since Oct 01
10/15/200104:30:00FILTER WHEELHIRS Filter motor current runup.
06/29/2001FILTER WHEELHIRS Filter motor heater turned off
06/27/2001FILTER WHEELHIRS Filter motor heater turned off because of erratic motor currents
02/07/200113:10:00FILTER WHEELHIRS filter wheel heater turned OFF. Channel 7 no longer being saturated.
01/13/2001FILTER WHEELHIRS miracle cure/self recovery
06/01/2000FILTER WHEELHIRS Filter wheel anomaly
12/28/1999FILTER WHEELHIRS Filter wheel anomaly
05/13/199816:24:00FILTER WHEELOn Orbit
05/13/199816:24:00SCAN MOTOROn Orbit
05/13/199816:24:00ELECTRONICSOn Orbit
05/13/199816:24:00CHANNEL 1On Orbit
05/13/199816:24:00CHANNEL 2On Orbit
05/13/199816:24:00CHANNEL 3On Orbit
05/13/199816:24:00CHANNEL 4On Orbit
05/13/199816:24:00CHANNEL 5On Orbit
05/13/199816:24:00CHANNEL 6On Orbit
05/13/199816:24:00CHANNEL 7On Orbit
05/13/199816:24:00CHANNEL 8On Orbit
05/13/199816:24:00CHANNEL 9On Orbit
05/13/199816:24:00CHANNEL 10On Orbit
05/13/199816:24:00CHANNEL 11On Orbit
05/13/199816:24:00CHANNEL 12On Orbit
05/13/199816:24:00CHANNEL 13On Orbit
05/13/199816:24:00CHANNEL 14On Orbit
05/13/199816:24:00CHANNEL 15On Orbit
05/13/199816:24:00CHANNEL 16On Orbit
05/13/199816:24:00CHANNEL 17On Orbit
05/13/199816:24:00CHANNEL 18On Orbit
05/13/199816:24:00CHANNEL 19On Orbit
05/13/199816:24:00CHANNEL 20On Orbit