NOAA-15,16,17,and18,All Instruments ,Parallel test data, Implementation Date 20 September 2005)- Issued: Date issued 21 September 2005; time issued 17:40 UTC

Advance Frontend Preprocessor (AFEP) test data

*Date/Time(UTC) Message Issued:*
21 September 2005 17:40 UTC

*Satellite(s) Involved:*
NOAA-15,16,17,and 18

*Instrument(s) Involved:*
All instruments

*Product(s) Involved/Affected:*
No products affected...test data only

*Date/Time(UTC) of Initial Implementation:*
20 September 2005 2100 UTC

*Details/Specifics of Change:*

We are evaluating data ingested by the AFEP in parallel with operational data. A similar test was conducted in October 2004.We appreciate user participation and feedback. This parallel test is scheduled to run for approximately one week. Again we would appreciate your evaluation and feedback. The AFEP will ultimately become the ingestor that will process operational data. You may obtain the test data at:

*Contact Person(s) Name/Email/Phone Number for Questions:*
Emily Harrod
Physical Scientist
301-457-5247 ext 117

Cecil Paris
Physical Scientist
301-457-5247 ext 129

*Web site(s) that contain other relevant information (where applicable):* - History of level 1B notices - All user notices - SOCC polar satellites status - SOCC morning reports

* Emily D. Harrod
* Product Systems Branch
* Pre-Product Processing Group
* E/SP13, Federal Building #4, room 0318
* 5200 Auth Road
* Suitland, Maryland 20746-4304
* voice 301-457-5247 ext 117
* fax 301-457-5199
* email