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CHARM: A CubeSat Water Vapor Radiometer for Earth Science
External Online Source: hdl:2014/42404
Author and Affiliation:
Lim, Boon(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States);
Mauro, David(NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States);
DeRosee, Rodolphe(NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States);
Sorgenfrei, Matthew(NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States);
Vance, Steve(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States)
Abstract: The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and Ames Research Center (ARC) are partnering in the CubeSat Hydrometric Atmospheric Radiometer Mission (CHARM), a water vapor radiometer integrated on a 3U CubeSat platform, selected for implementation under NASA Hands-On Project Experience (HOPE-3). CHARM will measure 4 channels at 183 GHz water vapor line, subsets of measurements currently performed by larger and more costly spacecraft (e.g. ATMS, AMSU-B and SSMI/S). While flying a payload that supports SMD science objectives, CHARM provides a hands-on opportunity to develop technical, leadership, and project skills. CHARM will furthermore advance the technology readiness level (TRL) of the 183 GHz receiver subsystem from TRL 4 to TRL 6 and the CubeSat 183 GHz radiometer system from TRL 4 to TRL 7.
Publication Date: Jul 21, 2012
Document ID:
20130000263
(Acquired Jan 04, 2013)
Subject Category: EARTH RESOURCES AND REMOTE SENSING
Document Type: Conference Paper
Meeting Information: IEEE GeoScience and Remote Sensing Society (IGARSS 2012); 21-27 Jul. 2012; Munich; Germany
Meeting Sponsor: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers; United States
Financial Sponsor: Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech.; Pasadena, CA, United States
NASA Ames Research Center; Moffett Field, CA, United States
Organization Source: Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech.; Pasadena, CA, United States
Description: 4p; In English; Original contains color and black and white illustrations
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: EARTH SCIENCES; MICROWAVE RADIOMETERS; RADIO RECEIVERS; WATER VAPOR; PAYLOADS; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT
Other Descriptors: MICROWAVE RADIOMETRY; ATMOSPHERIC MEASUREMENTS; LOW EARTH ORBIT SATELLITES; CUBESAT; MONOLITHIC MICROWAVE INTEGRATED CIRCUITS (MMICS)
Availability Source: Other Sources
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