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JPSS-1 VIIRS version 2 at-launch relative spectral response characterization and performance
Author(s): Chris Moeller; Tom Schwarting; Jeff McIntire; David I. Moyer; Jinan Zeng
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Paper Abstract

The relative spectral response (RSR) characterization of the JPSS-1 VIIRS spectral bands has achieved “at launch” status in the VIIRS Data Analysis Working Group February 2016 Version 2 RSR release. The Version 2 release improves upon the June 2015 Version 1 release by including December 2014 NIST TSIRCUS spectral measurements of VIIRS VisNIR bands in the analysis plus correcting CO2 influence on the band M13 RSR. The T-SIRCUS based characterization is merged with the summer 2014 SpMA based characterization of VisNIR bands (Version 1 release) to yield a “fused” RSR for these bands, combining the strengths of the T-SIRCUS and the SpMA measurement systems. The M13 RSR is updated by applying a model-based correction to mitigate CO2 attenuation of the SpMA source signal that occurred during M13 spectral measurements. The Version 2 release carries forward the Version 1 RSR for those bands that were not updated (M8-M12, M14-M16A/B, I3-I5, DNBMGS). The Version 2 release includes band average (over all detectors and subsamples) RSR plus supporting RSR for each detector and subsample. The at-launch band average RSR have been used to populate Look-Up Tables supporting the sensor data record and environmental data record at-launch science products. Spectral performance metrics show that JPSS-1 VIIRS RSR are compliant on specifications with a few minor exceptions. The Version 2 release, which replaces the Version 1 release, is currently available on the password-protected NASA JPSS-1 eRooms under EAR99 control.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 September 2016
PDF: 18 pages
Proc. SPIE 9972, Earth Observing Systems XXI, 997203 (19 September 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2238050
Show Author Affiliations
Chris Moeller, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison (United States)
Tom Schwarting, Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (United States)
Jeff McIntire, Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (United States)
David I. Moyer, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
Jinan Zeng, Fibertek, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9972:
Earth Observing Systems XXI
James J. Butler; Xiaoxiong (Jack) Xiong; Xingfa Gu, Editor(s)

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