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Mission history of reflective solar band calibration performance of VIIRS
Author(s): G. Moy; K. Rausch; E. Haas; T. Wilkinson; J. Cardema; F. De Luccia
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Paper Abstract

Environmental Data Records (EDR) from the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) have a need for Reflective Solar Band (RSB) calibration errors of less than 0.1%. Throughout the mission history of VIIRS, the overall instrument calibrated response scale factor (F factor) has been calculated with a manual process that uses data at least one week old and up to two weeks old until a new calibration Look Up Table (LUT) is put into operation. This one to two week lag routinely adds more than 0.1% calibration error. In this paper, we discuss trending the solar diffuser degradation (H factor), a key component of the F factor, improving H factor accuracy with improved bidirectional reflectance distribution function (BRDF) and attenuation screen LUTs , trending F factor, and how using RSB Automated Calibration (RSBAutoCal) will eliminate the lag and look-ahead extrapolation error.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 2015
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 9607, Earth Observing Systems XX, 96071N (8 September 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2188352
Show Author Affiliations
G. Moy, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
K. Rausch, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
E. Haas, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
T. Wilkinson, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
J. Cardema, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
F. De Luccia, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9607:
Earth Observing Systems XX
James J. Butler; Xiaoxiong (Jack) Xiong; Xingfa Gu, Editor(s)

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