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Post-CDR NPOESS VIIRS sensor design and performance
Author(s): Tanya Scalione; Hilmer W Swenson; Frank De Luccia; Carl Schueler; John Ed Clement; Lane Darnton
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Paper Abstract

This paper summarizes post-critical design review (CDR) design refinements and performance estimate updates to the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite Systems (NPOESS) Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) sensor. The design changes reduced manufacturing and performance risk to meet VIIRS sensor performance specifications. Electro-Magnetic Compatibility (EMC) and Electro-Magnetic Interference (EMI) requirements drove increased shielding and cable modifications. A telescope design modification was also required to remove modulated instrument background (MIB) discovered in the CDR optical design. Performance predictions were then generated from models and demonstration hardware based on the design refinements, and these are also reported here. VIIRS risk-reduction will continue as the Engineering Development Unit (EDU) is assembled and tested over the next year facilitating performance verification and lowering flight unit development risk.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 February 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5234, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites VII, (2 February 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.514299
Show Author Affiliations
Tanya Scalione, U.S. Air Force (United States)
Hilmer W Swenson, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
Frank De Luccia, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
Carl Schueler, Raytheon Santa Barbara Remote Sensing (United States)
John Ed Clement, Raytheon Santa Barbara Remote Sensing (United States)
Lane Darnton, Northrop Grumman Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5234:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites VII
Roland Meynart; Steven P. Neeck; Haruhisa Shimoda; Joan B. Lurie; Michelle L. Aten, Editor(s)

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