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Early Assessment of VIIRS On-Orbit Calibration and Support ActivitiesThe Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (S-NPP) satellite, formally the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) Preparatory Project (NPP), provides a bridge between current and future low-Earth orbiting weather and environmental observation satellite systems. The NASA s NPP VIIRS Characterization Support Team (VCST) is designed to assess the long term geometric and radiometric performance of the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument onboard the S-NPP spacecraft and to support NPP Science Team Principal Investigators (PI) for their independent evaluation of VIIRS Environmental Data Records (EDRs). This paper provides an overview of Suomi NPP VIIRS on-orbit calibration activities and examples of sensor initial on-orbit performance. It focuses on the radiometric calibration support activities and capabilities provided by the NASA VCST.
Document ID
20120014459
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Xiong, Xiaoxiong (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Chiang, Kwofu (Sigma Space Corp. Lanham, MD, United States)
McIntire, Jeffrey (Sigma Space Corp. Lanham, MD, United States)
Oudrari, Hassan (Sigma Space Corp. Lanham, MD, United States)
Wu, Aisheng (Sigma Space Corp. Lanham, MD, United States)
Schwaller, Mathew (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Butler, James (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
August 26, 2013
Publication Date
July 22, 2012
Subject Category
Instrumentation and Photography
Report/Patent Number
GSFC.CPR.7052.2012
GSFC.CPR.6897.2012
Meeting Information
IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Senisng Symposium (IGARSS) 2012(Munich)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.

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