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GOES-17 Advanced Baseline Imager Performance Recovery SummaryThe 17th Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES-17) was launched on 1 March 2018. The Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) is the primary instrument on the GOES-R series for weather and environmental monitoring. The GOES-17 ABI (flight model 2) experienced a degradation in its thermal system that limits ABI's ability to shed solar heat load. This limitation resulted in significant reduction in performance after initial turn on with only 3 of 16 spectral channels expected to be available for much of the year. A combined government/vendor team was tasked with optimizing the operation of ABI to recapture as much performance as possible. By modifying the operational configuration and sensor parameters, the team was able to regain over 97% imaging capability.This was accomplished by taking advantage of the considerably flexible nature of ABI's design to adapt its configuration to the new reality and improve capabilities for many of ABI's subsystems. The significant differences in operational configuration, sensor parameter optimization, and algorithm optimization will be discussed as well as their impact on performance and data availability.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
McCorkel, Joel
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Van Naarden, John
(Harris Corp. Fort Wayne, IN, United States)
Lindsey, Daniel
(National Environmental Satellite Service Fort Collins, CO, United States)
Efremova, Boryana
(GeoThinkTank LLC Washington, DC, United States)
Coakley, Monica M.
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Cambridge, MA, United States)
Black, Mason
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Cambridge, MA, United States)
Krimchansky, Alexander
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
August 1, 2019
Publication Date
July 28, 2019
Subject Category
Earth Resources And Remote Sensing
Report/Patent Number
Meeting Information
Meeting: IGARSS 2019 - IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
Location: Yokohama
Country: Japan
Start Date: July 28, 2019
End Date: August 2, 2019
Sponsors: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Funding Number(s)
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.
Technical Review
NASA Peer Committee
Advanced Baseline Imager
on-orbit sensor optimization
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