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EVEREST: an end-to-end simulation for assessing the performance of weather data products produced by environmental satellite systems
Author(s): Merit Shoucri; Bruce Hauss
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Paper Abstract

Environmental remote sensing systems, currently being developed, carry multiple remote sensing sensors on a single spacecraft platform, producing dozens of weather data products with hundreds of attributes in quasi-real time. In this paper we present a capability to simulate the various components of such a system in order to predict the quality of the data products, as well as assess the impact of changing design parameters on the accuracy of the weather data. Such a detailed simulation tool is essential to systems producing scientific data products whether it is remote sensing of weather products or chemical and biological products. It is valuable during the design phase to ensure the system design produces the expected performance, during the verification phase to ensure the system as built will meet the specified performance, and during on-orbit calibration and validation phase to validate the performance of the deployed system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 August 2009
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7458, Remote Sensing System Engineering II, 74580G (12 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.827060
Show Author Affiliations
Merit Shoucri, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (United States)
Bruce Hauss, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7458:
Remote Sensing System Engineering II
Philip E. Ardanuy; Jeffery J. Puschell, Editor(s)

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