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Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument onboard data processing and control system
Author(s): Nuno Bandeira; Fred Gallagher; Clay Stanford; Joe Auchter
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Paper Abstract

The moderate-resolution imaging spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument is currently being designed at Santa Barbara Research Center to be flown on board the earth observation system (EOS) polar orbiting spacecraft. The MODIS measures the scene radiance in 36 spectral bands from the visible to the long wave infrared regions with high radiometric accuracy and an instantaneous field of view (FOV) of 250, 500, and 1000 meters at nadir. Two on board microprocessors are used to control the instrument subsystems, and supervise the data acquisition and packet formatting. This paper describes the MODIS multiprocessor architecture, the on board data processing, the command and control subsystem, and the flight software necessary to run the instrument with a high degree of reliability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 August 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1939, Sensor Systems for the Early Earth Observing System Platforms, (25 August 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.152854
Show Author Affiliations
Nuno Bandeira, Hughes Aircraft Co./Santa Barbara Research Ctr. (United States)
Fred Gallagher, Hughes Aircraft Co./Santa Barbara Research Ctr. (United States)
Clay Stanford, Hughes Aircraft Co./Santa Barbara Research Ctr. (United States)
Joe Auchter, Hughes Aircraft Co./Santa Barbara Research Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1939:
Sensor Systems for the Early Earth Observing System Platforms
William L. Barnes, Editor(s)

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