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One point calibration in interferometric radiometers devoted to Earth observation
Author(s): F. Torres; V. González-Gambau; C. González-Haro
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Paper Abstract

Amplitude calibration has a major impact on the final performance of an interferometric radiometer devoted to Earth observation. This work presents a new method to calibrate the instrument based on a combination of internal and external signals. This so-called "one point" calibration makes use of deep sky views as single external calibration target. This method will be tested in the commissioning phase of the MIRAS/SMOS mission by the European Space Agency, as a back-up of the current calibration approach.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 October 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7106, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XII, 710610 (9 October 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.800078
Show Author Affiliations
F. Torres, Univ. Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain)
V. González-Gambau, Univ. Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain)
C. González-Haro, Univ. Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7106:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XII
Roland Meynart; Steven P. Neeck; Haruhisa Shimoda; Shahid Habib, Editor(s)

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