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Calibration for the SAGE III/EOS instruments
Author(s): William P. Chu; Michael P. McCormick; Joseph M. Zawodny; Leonard R. McMaster
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Paper Abstract

The calibration plan for the SAGE III instruments for maintaining instrument performance during the Earth Observing System (EOS) mission lifetime is described. The SAGE III calibration plan consists of detailed preflight and inflight calibration on the instrument performance together with the correlative measurement program to validate the data products from the inverted satellite measurements. Since the measurement technique is primarily solar/lunar occultation, the instrument will be self-calibrating by using the sun as the calibration source during the routine operation of the instrument in flight. The instrument is designed to perform radiometric calibration of throughput, spectral, and spatial response in flight during routine operation. Spectral calibration can be performed in-flight from observation of the solar Fraunhofer lines within the spectral region from 290 to 1030 nm wavelength.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1991
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1491, Remote Sensing of Atmospheric Chemistry, (1 September 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46675
Show Author Affiliations
William P. Chu, NASA/Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Michael P. McCormick, NASA/Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Joseph M. Zawodny, NASA/Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Leonard R. McMaster, NASA/Langley Research Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1491:
Remote Sensing of Atmospheric Chemistry
James L. McElroy; Robert J. McNeal, Editor(s)

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