Data archive and distribution systems for the EISCAT_3D radar

McKay, D., Finch, I., Crothers, S. and McCrea, I.

Rutheford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, UK

This talk will review the progress made within Work Package 8 of the EISCAT-3D design study, which focuses on the data archive and distribution systems for the new radar. In particular, we will report on the proposed topology of the archive system and possible hardware solutions for implementing it. Our conclusion is that, in spite of the very high data rates which we expect to be delivered by the EISCAT-3D system, a data archiving system capable of storing all of the most scientifically important data products is achievable using existing technology. We will also set out our current understanding of the dependences between the archive system design and the other work packages of the design study.