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NPP/NPOESS Joint Government SSPR Contractor Calibration and Validation program: system perspective, cooperative strategy and path to NPP
Author(s): Brian T. Lottman; Michael S. Mussetto; James K. McCarthy; Pamela G. Emch; Scott T. Shipley; Karen St. Germain; Stephen A. Mango; Bruce W. Guenther
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Paper Abstract

The overall objective of the NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP)/National Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) Joint Government Shared System Performance Responsibility (SSPR) Contractor Calibration Validation (CalVal) Program is to ensure the environmental data products meet the system specification, and satisfy the users and scientific community. Work spans all program phases, from pre-launch sensor characterization and data prduct verification to on-orbit calibration verification/data product validation and long-term data product quality monitoring/maintenance. A cooperative approach is in place to leverage expertisxe throughout the program-developer, government-customer and users, and scientific community. Draft Calibration and Validation Plans are in development and NPP pre-launch activities are under way. This paper provides an NPP/NPOESS Cal Val Program system perspective, describes the cooperative strategy, and summarizes progress and planned activities to ensure a successful NPP mission.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5549, Weather and Environmental Satellites, (15 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.560957
Show Author Affiliations
Brian T. Lottman, Northrop Grumman Space Technology (United States)
Michael S. Mussetto, Northrop Grumman Space Technology (United States)
James K. McCarthy, Northrop Grumman Space Technology (United States)
Pamela G. Emch, Northrop Grumman Space Technology (United States)
Scott T. Shipley, Raytheon ITSS (United States)
Karen St. Germain, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (United States)
Stephen A. Mango, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (United States)
Bruce W. Guenther, Univ. of Maryland/Baltimore County (United States)
NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5549:
Weather and Environmental Satellites
Thomas H. Vonder Haar; Hung-Lung Allen Huang, Editor(s)

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