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MIMR demonstrator model calibration/validation campaign
Author(s): Roberto Bordi; Michele L'Abbate; Paolo Spera; Carlo Svara; Y. Menard
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Paper Abstract

Since 1994 Alenia Aerospazio has been involved as Prime Contractor, under European Space Agency contract, in the development and testing of Multifrequency Imaging Microwave Radiometer (MIMR) Demonstrator Model. This activity is to be considered as part of a wider design and development phase, started in 1991, aimed to define MIMR instrument that was and it is still required to fulfill in a more efficient and accurate way the scientific objectives in the various radiometric application fields. Besides parallel activities aimed at a deeper 'technological' investigation on those areas considered critical for the flight instrument, the MIMR Demonstrator program has been successfully completed through the functional validation and radiometric calibration campaign performed on an integrated system sub-assembly and held in Farnborough (UK) at RSI Meteorological Office Thermal Vacuum Facility in February 1998. This paper provides a description of the MIMR Demonstrator system and the relevant test set-up, the testing approach and the processing logic are also presented. The most relevant analyses and results complete the content of this paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 December 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3498, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites II, (21 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.333623
Show Author Affiliations
Roberto Bordi, Alenia Aerospazio SpA (Italy)
Michele L'Abbate, Alenia Aerospazio SpA (Italy)
Paolo Spera, Alenia Aerospazio SpA (Italy)
Carlo Svara, Alenia Aerospazio SpA (Italy)
Y. Menard, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3498:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites II
Hiroyuki Fujisada, Editor(s)

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