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DMSP SSM/T-2 microwave water vapor profiler
Author(s): Israel Galin; Dennis H. Brest; Glen R. Martner
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Paper Abstract

The Special Sensor Microwave water vapor profiler (SSM/T-2) is a five channel passive microwave sensor that operates in the 90 - 190 GHz frequency band. The instrument was developed by Aerojet Electronic Systems Division (AESD) of GenCorp Aerojet under a contract to the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP). The first in a series of these instruments was successfully orbited in November 1991. This paper addresses details of the instrument configuration, as well as relevant information on the status of the project. A block diagram of the instrument is described in relation to its electrical, environmental and reliability requirements. Performance data measured in laboratory conditions is presented along with data from the operating unit in orbit.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 August 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1935, Microwave Instrumentation for Remote Sensing of the Earth, (19 August 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.152603
Show Author Affiliations
Israel Galin, Aerojet Electronic Systems Div. (United States)
Dennis H. Brest, Aerojet Electronic Systems Div. (United States)
Glen R. Martner, Aerojet Electronic Systems Div. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1935:
Microwave Instrumentation for Remote Sensing of the Earth
James C. Shiue, Editor(s)

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