AN/SMQ-11 Shipboard Receiving Terminal (U)
(U) The AN/SMQ-11 Shipboard Receiving Terminal is a meteorological data terminal developed for naval shipboard use. This system provides dry-film, photographic quality printouts of data transmitted from DMSP satellites, TIROS-N, and GOES Weather Facsimile (WEFAX).
Description User Impact Programmatics Images Related Initiatives Related Requirements Related Categories Road Map Placements Additional Hotlinks Lead Office POC
(U) The AN/SMQ-11 system provides the Navy with secure, high-resolution, direct readout of visual and infrared imagery within 3 minutes of receipt from the spacecraft for use in tactical air support, anti-submarine warfare, and general weather information.
(U) The first 24 AN/SMQ-11 systems employ a dual UHF planar-array antenna subsystem mounted on a single pedestal. One of the two arrays is used to receive data from DMSP satellites and the second is used to receive data from TIROS-N or GOES-WEFAX satellites, although not concurrently. System serial number 25 and all later systems employ a single UHF planar-array antenna subsystem mounted on a single pedestal. Antenna control provides stable, programmed tracking of polar-orbiting and geostationary satellites through Sea State 5. Pedestal-mounted down-converters convert the received DMSP or TIROS-N/GOES satellites frequencies to 137 MHz for transmission to a Receiver-Demodulator in the Processing Subsystem. The Receiver-Demodulator processes and amplifies the signal before passing it on to the Data Formatter, where the data is routed through a decryptor and then enhanced and formatted for transmission to the Facsimile Reproducer. The Facsimile Reproducer produces black-and-white weather images from the data. The AN/SMQ-11 also allows analog tape recordings to be made of the satellite data for archival purposes.
User Impact (U):
(U) The system provides the Navy with secure, high-resolution, direct readout of visual and infrared imagery within 3 minutes of receipt from the spacecraft for use in tactical air support, anti-submarine warfare, and general weather information.
Name Title AN/SMQ-11 Shipboard Receiving Terminal This Table Is Unclassified.
Related Initiatives (U):
Name Title DMSP Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) GEOSAT Geodetic/Geophysical Satellite (GEOSAT) GOES Geostationary Operational Earth Satellite (GOES) Mark IV Mark IV Mark IV-B Mark IV-B STT Small Tactical Terminal This Table Is Unclassified.
Related Requirements (U):None.
Related Categories (U):
Name Title User Equipment\EM Environmental Monitoring User Equipment This Table Is Unclassified.
Road Map Placements (U):
Name Title ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING SPACE FORCE ENHANCEMENT: ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING This Table Is Unclassified.
Requirements, Funding and Additional Hotlinks (U):
Name Shipboard Receiving Terminal This Table Is Unclassified.
Lead Office (U):
(U) DoD: OASD(C3I), Pentagon, Washington, DC
(U) Service Staff: SAF/AQS, Pentagon, Washington, DC
(U) Major Command: HQ AFSPC/DR, Peterson AFB, CO
(U) Program Management: SMC/DMSP Program Office, Los Angeles AFB, CA
Point of Contact (U):
(U) Maj Mike LaPointe, NSSA, Open Phone: (703) 325-6422, DSN 221-6422.
(U) National Security Space Road Map Team, NSSA, Open Phone: (703)808-6040, DSN 898-6040.
Date Of Information (U):
(U) 01 November 1997
(U) Road Map Production Date: 12 July 1999