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Prelaunch and on-orbit electronic calibration for Earth-observing instruments
Author(s): Amit Angal; Xiaoxiong Xiong; Jeff McIntire; Na Chen; Hassan Oudrari
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Paper Abstract

The Electronic Calibration (Ecal) tests are performed during various stages of instrument development to examine the linearity of the instrument electronics. During this process, charges with stepwise increments are injected in the analog electronics circuitry to generate a ramp signal that can be used to characterize any nonlinearities in the electronics. The prelaunch characterization of MODIS (on the Terra and Aqua platforms) and VIIRS (on SNPP, JPSS-1 and JPSS-2) involved a regular evaluation of the electronics linearity using the Ecal tests. On orbit, the Ecal tests have been regularly performed over the mission for both the MODIS instruments to derive the electronics gain and linearity. Unlike MODIS, the Ecal tests on the VIIRS instruments are performed on an as-needed basis. To date, no Ecal tests were performed for S-NPP VIIRS on orbit. The VIIRS instrument on JPSS-1 (now NOAA 20) was launched on November 18, 2017. An Ecal test was performed to support the instruments initial post-launch performance assessment. Shortly after the

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Date Published: 23 October 2018
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10781, Earth Observing Missions and Sensors: Development, Implementation, and Characterization V, 107811D (23 October 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2500057
Show Author Affiliations
Amit Angal, Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (United States)
Xiaoxiong Xiong, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Jeff McIntire, Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (United States)
Na Chen, Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (United States)
Hassan Oudrari, Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10781:
Earth Observing Missions and Sensors: Development, Implementation, and Characterization V
Xiaoxiong Xiong; Toshiyoshi Kimura, Editor(s)

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