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AN/SMQ-11 Shipboard Receiving Terminal (U)

Overview (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).

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Description User Impact Programmatics Images
Related Initiatives Related Requirements Related Categories Road Map Placements
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Description (U):

(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.

Programmatics (U):

(U) Operational.

Images (U):

NameTitle
AN/SMQ-11Shipboard Receiving Terminal
This Table Is Unclassified.

Related Initiatives (U):
NameTitle
DMSPDefense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP)
GEOSATGeodetic/Geophysical Satellite (GEOSAT)
GOESGeostationary Operational Earth Satellite (GOES)
Mark IVMark IV
Mark IV-BMark IV-B
STTSmall Tactical Terminal
This Table Is Unclassified.

Related Requirements (U):None.

Related Categories (U):
NameTitle
User Equipment\EMEnvironmental Monitoring User Equipment
This Table Is Unclassified.

Road Map Placements (U):

NameTitle
ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORINGSPACE 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) Navy.

(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