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EarthCARE/CPR design results and PFM development status
Author(s): Kenta Maruyama; Eiichi Tomita; Hirotaka Nakatsuka; Yoshihisa Aida; Yoshihiro Seki; Kazuyuki Okada; Yasuyuki Ishii; Nobuhiro Tomiyama; Nobuhiro Takahashi; Yuichi Ohno; Hiroaki Horie; Kenji Sato
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Paper Abstract

Earth Clouds, Aerosols and Radiation Explorer (EarthCARE) is a Japanese-European collaborative earth observation satellite mission aimed to deepen understanding of the interaction process between clouds and aerosols and their effects on the Earth’s radiation. The outcome of this mission is expected to improve the accuracy of global climate change prediction. As one of instruments for EarthCARE, the Cloud Profiling Radar (CPR) is the world’s first space-borne Doppler cloud radar jointly developed by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT). In Japan, the critical design review of the CPR has been completed in 2013, and CPR proto-flight model was manufactured and integrated until summer in 2015. Finally, the proto-flight test have been just started. This paper describes the design results and current status of CPR proto-flight test.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 October 2015
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9639, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XIX, 96390H (12 October 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2194670
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Kenta Maruyama, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Eiichi Tomita, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Hirotaka Nakatsuka, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Yoshihisa Aida, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Yoshihiro Seki, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Kazuyuki Okada, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Yasuyuki Ishii, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Nobuhiro Tomiyama, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Nobuhiro Takahashi, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (Japan)
Yuichi Ohno, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (Japan)
Hiroaki Horie, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (Japan)
Kenji Sato, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9639:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XIX
Roland Meynart; Steven P. Neeck; Haruhisa Shimoda, Editor(s)

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