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Performance characterization of the moderate resolution imaging spectroradiometer (MODIS) engineering model
Author(s): Thomas S. Pagano; James B. Young; Neil J. Therrien
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Paper Abstract

The MODIS instrument is currently under development at Hughes Aircraft Company, Santa Barbara Research Center. The MODIS is scheduled to fly on the Earth Observing System suite of spacecraft with the first launch in mid 1998. The MODIS engineering model (EM) was completed in May of 1995 and has undergone extensive performance characterization testing. This paper covers the highlights of that testing. Results from engineering model (EM) tests demonstrate that the MODIS instrument will meet its performance objectives, offering excellent radiometric, spatial, and spectral performance while maintaining high precision and accuracy over the mission life.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 December 1995
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2583, Advanced and Next-Generation Satellites, (15 December 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.228557
Show Author Affiliations
Thomas S. Pagano, Hughes Aircraft Co. (United States)
James B. Young, Hughes Aircraft Co. (United States)
Neil J. Therrien, Hughes Aircraft Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2583:
Advanced and Next-Generation Satellites
Hiroyuki Fujisada; Martin N. Sweeting, Editor(s)

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