International Satellite Communications System ISCS Recompetition September 2002

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International Satellite Communications System (ISCS) Re-competition September 2002

International Satellite Communications System (ISCS) Re-competition September 2002

ISCS Re-competition • • Network Features Network Changes/Improvements Broadcast Bandwidth Changes Site Equipment Replacements

ISCS Re-competition • • Network Features Network Changes/Improvements Broadcast Bandwidth Changes Site Equipment Replacements Workstations Schedule Network Diagrams End User Site Listing 2

Network Features • C-band satellites with full coverages in AOR and POR – –

Network Features • C-band satellites with full coverages in AOR and POR – – Compatible with site-owned VSAT equipment Full coverage to all existing users Expandable to future sites Options to upgrade receive sites to 2 -way • 24/7 operation for real-time collection and broadcast of weather products • GRIB, BUFR, T 4 -FAX, and text products 3

Network Changes/Improvements • IP capability added to existing X. 25 – NWSTG broadcast will

Network Changes/Improvements • IP capability added to existing X. 25 – NWSTG broadcast will be Xo. I • Interfaces changed at NWSTG and Sites – Site FRAD replaced with interface box – Sites will have both X. 25 and IP capabilities – X. 25 phased out when all workstations are replaced (1 st quarter CY 2004 is target) – Socket streaming output and FTP input added to NWSTG 4

Broadcast Bandwidth Changes • 64 Kbps baseline bandwidth for AOR & POR – Separate

Broadcast Bandwidth Changes • 64 Kbps baseline bandwidth for AOR & POR – Separate IP Sockets for AOR & POR provide opportunity for different data content • Increased data rates available as options – Selectable at 25%; 50%; 75% or 100% increase • Capable of bursting during high data volumes 5

Site Equipment Replacements • Technology Substitution provisions – Option to replace VSATs or interface

Site Equipment Replacements • Technology Substitution provisions – Option to replace VSATs or interface equipment – Permits performance improvements or upgrades – Replacement of aging equipment – Funded by sources yet to be determined 6

Workstations • Workstations are not included in procurement • NWS International Activities responsible for

Workstations • Workstations are not included in procurement • NWS International Activities responsible for workstation activities 7

Schedule • RFP release February 1, 2002 • Contract Award originally scheduled for October

Schedule • RFP release February 1, 2002 • Contract Award originally scheduled for October 1, 2002 will probably slip until November • Complete deployment August 1, 2003 8

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AOR Receive Sites (WAFS) RA-III Argentina Chile Peru (2 sites) Venezuela Bolivia Ecuador Surinam

AOR Receive Sites (WAFS) RA-III Argentina Chile Peru (2 sites) Venezuela Bolivia Ecuador Surinam Brazil (2 sites) Paraguay Uruguay RA-IV Anguilla Bermuda Cuba – Aeroport Dominica Montserrat St. Kitts Tortola U. S. - Silver Spring U. S. – Camp Springs RA-VI Azores United Kingdom 13 Canada Mexico –Aeroport St. Vincent U. S. – Kansas City

AOR 2 -Way Sites (RMTN) RA-I Niger RA-III Columbia French Guiana Guyana Aruba Belize

AOR 2 -Way Sites (RMTN) RA-I Niger RA-III Columbia French Guiana Guyana Aruba Belize Cuba (Met Service) El Salvador Guatemala Jamaica Nicaragua Sint Maarten U. S. San Juan, PR Bahama Cayman Islands Curacao Grenada Haiti Martinique Panama Trinidad & Tobago U. S. Coral Gables RA-IV Antigua Barbados (2 sites) Costa Rica Dominican Republic Guadeloupe Honduras Mexico (Met Srvc) Saint Lucia U. S. Silver Spring 14

POR Receive Sites (WAFS) RA-II China Peoples Rep Korea Peoples Rep Japan Korea China

POR Receive Sites (WAFS) RA-II China Peoples Rep Korea Peoples Rep Japan Korea China - Taiwan Viet Nam RA-III Easter Island RA-V American Samoa Caroline Island Fiji Johnston Island Marshall Islands New Zealand (2 sits) Philippines Tonga U. S. - Honolulu Australia Brunei Cook Island East Timor French Polynesia Indonesia Kiribati Mariana Island Nauru New Caledonia Niue Isl. (Korea) Papua New Guineea Samoa Solomon Islands Vanuatu Wallis Island 15