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NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP) instrument characterization and calibration, and product validation: an integrated strategy in preparation for NPOESS new generation of environmental satellites
Author(s): Stephen A. Mango; Robert E. Murphy; Hassan Ouaidrari; W. Paul Menzel
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents the strategy designed by the government team, IPO and NASA, for the NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP) instrument characterization and calibration, and product validation, in preparation for the NPOESS operational system. NPP is a risk reduction mission for NPOESS, managed by the IPO and NASA. NPP will carry three (3) instruments, VIIRS, CrIS and ATMS, and an Instrument of Opportunity to be announced soon. Responsibilities will be shared between government and industry participants to ensure high performance at all system levels. This will include provision of the sensor pre-launch characterization and post-launch calibration procedures, definition of validation approaches for all NPP products, and identification of the resources and assets required to achieve these activities. This calibration and validation plan will benefit greatly from the validation efforts and infrastructure of several existing programs at the national and international scale. The synergy between the SSPR system integrator and the government team, IPO and NASA, will build the foundation for interactions that will lead to better sensors, better algorithms, and better ground data systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 April 2003
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 4891, Optical Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Clouds III, (9 April 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.465956
Show Author Affiliations
Stephen A. Mango, NPOESS Integrated Program Office (United States)
Robert E. Murphy, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Hassan Ouaidrari, Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (United States)
W. Paul Menzel, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4891:
Optical Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Clouds III
Hung-Lung Huang; Daren Lu; Yasuhiro Sasano, Editor(s)

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